What staff characteristics are most advantageous to small-budget libraries creating top-notch 21st libraries? Diversifying with employees who have contemporary skills and perspectives from beyond the library world can help small libraries prosper. Employees looking for good work/life balance, creative outlet and flexibility may result in a better website, technology advances, more creative program options, improved marketing materials and a more sophisticated social media presence. Participants will come away with examples of successful library work structures, and an increased sense of the benefits and potential challenges of diversifying library staff.
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