From vision to action: librarians as change agents

Sofia Axonidi, Carla Colombati, Valentina Gamboni
2020 Digital Library Perspectives  
Purpose The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) 2019-2024 Strategy was launched at the World Library and Information Congress 2019 held in Athens from 24th to 30th August. The Strategy is the result of actions which took place over two years, centred on a bottom-up process engaging librarians to design new roadmaps and to be active change agents. The purpose of this paper was to conduct an interview to understand how the IFLA Strategy may impact libraries
more » ... impact libraries and support librarians as change agents at local, national and regional level. Design/methodology/approach Interview was conducted face-to-face and recorded. Findings The IFLA Strategy aims to make librarians aware that they are the actors of the innovation process, becoming the agents of change and of dialogue at different levels. Originality/value IFLA Manager, Policy and Advocacy, Stephen Wyber, discussed his expertise to librarians to explain IFLA Strategy 2019-2024 – a Call to Action.
doi:10.1108/dlp-11-2019-0042 fatcat:2pf3shf5nbepfloc4ffwmelvr4