Lorcan Dempsey’s weblog: What does the boss think? refers to an article in C&RL about higher admin attitudes about the library. In short, it’s “what has the library done for me lately?” It’s a question we need to answer not only often, loudly, and clearly, but with words and work that show we understand the university, its component units, and their work, and that we are making a definable contribution to achieving their mission and goals.
While in some ways this is obvious, it’s easy to forget that the library is no longer a self-evident and indispensable. We should remind ourselves everyday, “It’s not about us!”