At the recent 2007 ADLG seminar Library Information Service Survival Guide, the most memorable speech was the first.
Steve Thornton, editor, Performance Measurement and Metrics, The international journal for Library and Information Services, gave a talk entitled Can You Justify Why Your Library Shouldn’t Be Scrapped?
He covered: adding value, making a case for the library, gathering evidence, identifying stakeholders and selling yourself.
However he didn’t pull any punches, particularly with his concluding comments:
“Start work on an active defence strategy NOW! If you sit back and wait to be slaughtered, you deserve everything you get.”