The Dynamic Workforce

Return to Libraries after Lockdown

The Dynamic Workforce

Developing an agile, resilient workforce to meet the evolving needs of the institution



What is the programme about?

The pandemic has shone a spotlight on the need for agile working, re-skilling and time to reflect on the delivery of our services both virtual and those delivered in our physical buildings. This programme will look at the skills needed in our post-pandemic workplace including soft skills. Focusing on quick wins, staffing in the future and how frontline staff are deployed, we will seek to answer questions such as ‘will we need the same staffing levels? And ‘how to motivate and make people feel valued’. 


Programme activities

We are developing a series of events which will enable members, international colleagues, and expert speakers to share resources and experiences. We will be working with peer organisations including other regional and national library consortia and explore the leadership and management challenges arising as a result of the pandemic. We will also be publishing research on the pipeline for new talent into the profession and establishing a community of interest group organisational development post-pandemic.

Community of Interest Group

We are establishing a community of interest group on the blended workforce and will be announcing further details shortly.