Change Management: A Topic for All of Us


October 26 2018

Change Management: A Topic for All Ages

9:00am - 3:00pm

Fisher Student Center, Room 2 A/B, Bryant University, Smithfield, RI


UPDATE (10.19.18): Program is cancelled. 

LDC will be in touch to refund those who registered.


Hosted by the ACRL NEC Leadership Development Committee. 

Navigating change – that’s all of us– and not just once!  At whatever point in your career or whatever role in your institution, this workshop is for you!

Our featured speaker, Pam Heffernan, will lead us in a workshop to help us explore how people at different stages in their career approach and adapt to organizational change.

This all day event will include a keynote, interactive group exercises, and a panel consisting of librarians offering different and complementary professional and generational perspectives.


8:30 am Registration and coffee

9:00 am Pam Heffernan, keynote

12:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm Librarian panel, featuring:  

  1. Vicki Gruzynski
  2.  Sarah Hutton
  3.  Emily Voss
  4.  Kari Mofford

3:00 pm Wrap up 

Cost: $55 ACRL NEC members $75 non-members

Visit here to register.

Pamela Heffernan is partner and co-founder of Performance Management Associates, a consulting firm that works with business in leadership and skills development, and she is an adjunct faculty member at Bryant University’s Executive Development Center.

Vicki Gruzynski is a Teaching and Learning Librarian at Worcester State University, and is the current President of the Association of College and Research Libraries New England Chapter. Her areas of interest in librarianship are critical information literacy, open educational resources, and shifting from early career to mid-career skill development and planning.

Sarah Hutton is the Head of Undergraduate Teaching and Learning Services at the W.E.B. Du Bois Library. She has presented at numerous conferences regionally, nationally and internationally on the topics of student learning spaces, shared technology support models and creative digital pedagogy. Her publications have a strong focus on the relevance and necessity of collaborative relationships for learner support in higher education. Her research interests include informal student learning spaces, experiential and problem-based learning, organizational change models and the innovation cycle in higher education policy development. Personally identifying as a kinesthetic learner, she has a passion for active and playfully creative pedagogies.

Emily Voss is the Outreach and Academic Engagement Librarian at Wesleyan University. She holds BAs in English Literature and Italian Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and completed Master’s degrees in Library and Information Studies and Language, Literature, and Translation at UWM in 2018.

Kari Mofford is the Undergraduate & User Services Librarian and Division Head of Access Services at UMass Dartmouth.   Prior to that she held positions at Wentworth Institute of Technology, Wheelock College, Harvard Business School and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. She has been an active member of ACRL NEC for many years including serving as: Co-Chair of NELIG (2007), a planning board member for ASIG, and currently Co-Chair of the LDC as well as serving on the ACRL NEC Board.  She participated in the first cohort of the Boston Library Consortium’s Leads Program in 2017 and is the Co-Founder and Co-Chair of their Access Services Community of Interest group.