Best of Core Forum: Inclusive Team Visioning: Beyond the Groan Zone

This webinar was previously presented in-person as a session at the 2022 Core Forum. We are hosting this webinar, with the session adapted and presented live as a virtual event, to extend its reach.    

Structural changes in library leadership and services impact how librarians experience their work. When faced with externally imposed change, our public services team did more than adapt and navigate. We partnered management with organizational development to build a more inclusive team through shared visioning. Recognizing that everyone’s experience of change is unique, we employed a variety of tools and techniques to discover factors underlying motivation and resistance. We will share how we built our leadership skills to move a large team through change while respecting the identities, professional values, and experiences of each individual in the team.

Learning Outcomes: 

By the end of the presentation, attendees will be able to identify risk factors in leading their teams through change and apply tools and strategies learned in the session to support inclusive team visioning.

Who Should Attend: Library managers.


Sue McGuinness is Director of Academic Engagement and Learning Services at the University of California, San Diego Library. She has served for many years in academic library public services and has bee a program director at UC San Diego for ten years.

Rachel Almodovar
is Director or Employee Services at the University of California, San Diego Library. She is an expert in Organizational Development and served as the UC San Diego Library's Training and Organizational Development Coordinator before assuming her Director position. She has held leadership positions in Human Resources in a variety of settings.

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