Library & Museum Operations

Within the context of a career, Libraries & Museums recognizes the dynamic interaction of various organizational libraries and museum functions with each other (see Career Bands) and with the objectives of the organization. To succeed in this career field, typical requirements for the Libraries & Museums professional include:

  1. Business Capabilities – Demonstrating a thorough knowledge of the business of an organization or unit.
  2. State of the Art Library and Museum Practices – Demonstrating updated competencies in functional areas (Career Bands).
  3. Management of Change – Managing change processes so that Library & Museum activities are effectively merged with the business needs of the organization.
  4. Dynamic Programming – Development of dynamic scientific, cultural and artistic events that enhance the academic/research/social environment of the University.

The ability for a Library and Museum professionals to integrate these four elements in an academic, research, health system or business environment is essential. By helping their organizations build a sustained competitive advantage and by learning to manage many activities well, Library and Museum staff members become strategic business partners.