Speed07-Pivoting On A Dime: Leading and Building Research & Teaching Resilience At A Public Research University

Pivoting On A Dime: Leading and Building Research & Teaching Resilience At A Public Research University

Salwa Ismail, Shawna Dark, & Jody Couch Author
06/11/2021 Added
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It seems like ages ago, but it was only last year that universities were thrown into a frenzy and had to shut down physical spaces, pivoting to build virtual spaces in support of learning, research, and teaching due to stay at home orders. As faculty, students and campus administrators looked to libraries and campus IT to provide services that would enable them to continue their activities in virtual environments, strategies, services, and workflows had to be reimagined to support these expectations. As leaders in libraries and campus IT, we collaborated to implement thinking and behaviors for agile and iterative work, inclusive participation, risk-taking, accountability and overall shared goals for the ultimate success of our organization. We spun up agile services around supporting courses in LMS (Canvas), providing online course reserves (books, articles, media), creating tools for health and safety (campus dashboards), and many other related services. These initiatives required strategic leadership, collaboration among staff from different areas, and user centered design planning. In this session, we’ll highlight key services and how we provided leadership and a learning environment to empower our teams to provide support that created resilience in teaching and research for our faculty and staff.


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