Risk and Entrepreneurship in Libraries: Seizing Opportunities for Change

Risk and Entrepreneurship in Libraries: Seizing Opportunities for Change Pamela Bluh, Cindy Hepfer (ALCTS)

The authors represented in this book skillfully illustrate how ambitious, energetic librarians can transform their organizations, re-envision library services, focus attention on the needs of library users, and partner with other institutions or organizations to make libraries more exciting and relevant.  By imagining new ways of working, by managing risk, by doing due diligence, by sharing experiences, by supporting each other, and by encouraging entrepreneurial enterprises, librarians are well-positioned to seize and create opportunities.

The brush strokes painted in this book are broad and relate to public and academic libraries, user services and bibliographic control, administration and the scholarly communications process. Themes of experimentation, the joy of building on success, as well as of forgiveness and the ability to learn from failures, color the pages and open the reader's mind to new ideas.