“Library Leadership for the Digital Age“ is an issue brief from Deanna Marcum, Managing Director, Ithaka S+R in which she tells us why she thinks leadership for a digital organization is different than any other kind of leadership.
It is adapted from the 2016 Miles Conrad Memorial Lecture that Ms. Marcum delivered at National Federation of Advanced Information Systems (NFAIS) last month. In it she argues that “For too long, the “real” library and the digital library have been separate entities, each with its own type of operation and with quite different staffing… this model is simply not sustainable. We need digital library leaders who can ultimately achieve integration of the two and better serve the evolving needs of our users…”
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.