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OCLC Research Briefing: New Model Library: Pandemic Effects and Library Directions

  • 1.  OCLC Research Briefing: New Model Library: Pandemic Effects and Library Directions

    Posted Nov 03, 2021 07:57 PM

    New Model Library-A new briefing from OCLC Research 

    The COVID-19 pandemic impacted libraries of all types around the world, requiring library leaders to respond to rapidly shifting community and institutional needs. OCLC Research interviewed 29 library leaders from 11 countries to capture their experiences during the pandemic and understand what they envision for their libraries moving forward. We describe these transformations-how leaders strategically adapted to meet evolving needs and expectations-as movements toward a New Model Library 

     This high-level briefing synthesizes findings and recommendations within the context of work experiencescollections experiences, and engagement experiences. And within each of these contexts, identifies New Model Library transformations occurring because of four areas of impact: 

    • Agility
    • Collaboration
    • Virtualization
    • Space

     The resulting framework can help you and your library find common ground with peers and identify new ideas and directions for your strategic planning. We hope you find this foundation useful as a way to share your own experiences and ideas for your New Model Library.   

     Read the briefing at https://oc.lc/nml-briefing 

    Explore more from this project at https://oc.lc/new-model-library  



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    Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D.
    Director of Library Trends and User Research
    OCLC Research
    connawal@oclc.org
    @LynnConnaway
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