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Rachel Frick

Rachel Frick

Director of the Digital Library Federation Program at the Council on Library and Information resources ( CLIR/DLF)

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Biography

Rachel L. Frick is the Director of the Digital Library Federation Program at the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR/DLF). Prior to her work at CLIR, she was the Senior Program Officer for the National Leadership Grants Program for Libraries at the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Ms. Frick’s library experiences ranged from being the Director of Bibliographic and Digital Services at the University of Richmond to a regional sales manager for the Faxon Company, with a variety of library positions in between. She holds an M.S.L.S. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.A. in English literature from Guilford College.

Speech Title: Rise of the Creatives

Abstract

In an time of large scale, complex challenges facing librarians today, we need to change the way we work, organize and collaborate. The network allows for leveraging local expertise to a broader audience beyond our institutional boarders. Old models of addressing challenges are too slow and often give rise to familiar solutions to new problems. Now is the time for an agile approach to work, collective institutional teams, and a creative mindset. Leadership in the changing profession of librarianship is coming from the grassroots. Now is the time for entrepreneurial librarianship, the makers and the creatives.

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