An Intentional Future: Libraries and Organizational Culture
Sunday, January 26, 2020
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center
The personnel budget for libraries is a top-line expenditure. A library’s organizational culture is a significant factor in determining retention. In this discussion, we’ll look at the organizational culture of libraries, the interdependence between organizational units, and alignment to organization-wide goals. Organizational culture is developed through our direct involvement with others, which creates basic assumptions shared with new employees for the purpose of inclusion and exclusion. We’ll discuss relevant models that can help an organization inform and surface the elements of culture including socialization and behavior, which are two areas that particularly hinder libraries from becoming high functioning and inclusive.