The Disciplined Librarian: Hard Choices, Clear Direction, Real Impact

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The Disciplined Librarian: Hard Choices, Clear Direction, Real Impact

Presented by Ed Bilodeau, President of the SLA Eastern Canada Chapter and Liaison Librarian for Management at McGill University Library, at infoNexus 2016 in Montreal, Canada. Visit http://info-nexus.org/ for more detail.

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  1. The Disciplined Librarian Hard choices, clear direction, real impact Edward

    Bilodeau Liaison Librarian, Management edward.bilodeau@mcgill.ca
  2. excel

  3. excel, v. To be superior or preëminent in the possession

    of some quality, or in the performance of some action, usually in a good sense; to surpass others. (OED)
  4. excellence

  5. © Allie Brosh

  6. “but I work really hard!” Yes, but is it excellence?

  7. Instead of excellence…

  8. Good enough (a.k.a. whatever we can get away with.)

  9. Excellence Good Enough Creative problem solving Skill, knowledge, experience Hard

    work
  10. But times are tough. We have to make do with

    less. We have to do more with less. We have to do ALL THE THINGS with less!
  11. If we have to do ALL THE THINGS with less…

    …what’s wrong with “good enough”?
  12. Good enough is not good enough. cc Marco Orazi

  13. Good enough is not good enough. cc Nathan (gemsling)

  14. Do all the things?

  15. What can we do?

  16. Give ourselves permission to strive for excellence.

  17. Respect the capacity of the people that make up our

    organizations.
  18. capacity projects maintenance support email committees meetings operations All these

    things use up capacity… How much capacity do you have for new projects?
  19. How do you maximize capacity? 1. Eliminate clutter 2. Do

    fewer things 3. Focus on most important projects
  20. The Disciplined Librarian Hard choices, clear direction, real impact

  21. But…?

  22. None
  23. Let yourself be inspired, not distracted.

  24. Thank you! @edbilodeau