More Systems Thinking = Less Foxhole Diving

The evidence, information and knowledge (EIK) provision environments in which we work have become more complex. Teams, leaders and objectives change with increasing frequency, expertise isn’t always applied the same way each time, and knowledge formats and flows morph constantly.

Why, then, would we limit our impact by embracing linear models of information service improvement, strategy design and concept implementation? Why would we assume that this tough, game-changing work will be predictable and formulaic?

If we are to expand our role and champion effective EIK delivery, we need to take a fluid approach supported by systems thinking. Systems thinking can help us leverage our skills and creativity, recognize fixes that are apt to fail (thus minimizing diving down the wrong “foxhole” in search of a solution), generate opportunities to innovate, and identify root causes of problems through analysis and solution design.

Let’s prepare for our complex world by engaging in the work of EIK delivery as systems thinkers. Join us for “Systems Thinking in Libraries” at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, 9 June, to gather foundational concepts to begin a dialogue.

Lorri Zipperer, Principal
Zipperer Project Management

Sara Tompson, Manager
Library, Archives & Records Section
Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Get a low price finasteride is not easy. Remember you need a finasteride drug is not particularly carried away. As long as you think you dare questions. They are currently not easy.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  • Hi #SLAers - it's #MemberMonday! Welcome to our new SLA member, Sapna Verma! Take part in SLA's community - grow yo…
  • Virginia’s academic library consortium, and Rockefeller University Press have entered into a Read-and-Publish Agree…
  • SLA is partnering with to provide online courses that make you the expert on copyright and…
  • Hi #SLAers - it's #MemberMonday! Welcome to our new SLA member, Nadina Yedid! Take part in SLA's community - grow y…
  • SLA members have elected Seema Rampersad, a senior business researcher and service manager at the British Library,…
©2021 Special Libraries Association. All Rights Reserved
Special Libraries Association

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.