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    Empowering Library Services through Planned Abandonment
    (2022) Laddusaw, Sierra
    An exciting aspect of Librarianship is that the field embraces new technology and creates innovative services. As we experience organizational change in our profession, sunsetting of legacy services can play a vital role in the allocation of resources towards new projects. This poster looks at the role of planned abandonment - a strategy for organizational change intended to normalize the sunsetting of existing services in order to make room for new work - in library work
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    Planned Abandonment & Libraries
    (2023) Laddusaw, Sierra
    An exciting aspect of librarianship is embracing technology and creating innovative services. With increasing demands on staff time and changes in the workplace, letting go of legacy services can play a vital role in the allocation of resources toward new projects. This session examines the role of planned abandonment - a strategy for organizational change intended to normalize the sunsetting of existing services to make room for new projects, programs, and services.