Monday, June 8, 2009

Featured Speaker: Steve O’Connor

Steve O’Connor is the University Librarian, Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He has held a number of equivalent posts in tertiary education in Australia and, as the Chief Executive Officer of CAVAL Collaborative Solutions Ltd, developed, managed projects and programs to serve the library industry. Currently, O’Connor is focused on the creation of new and sustainable business models for the future of libraries. He is also the Editor of the international, peer-reviewed journal, Library Management and the Library Management China.

O’Connor has extensive experience in managing large and small organisations, both income and expenditure-based. His work demonstrates a research and futures focus, which has been developed to ensure library and information services achieve relevant, efficient and cost-beneficial outcomes for all stakeholders. Steve has researched, published, spoken, consulted and taught extensively in the areas of change, organisational management, information delivery, collection transition, scenario and strategic planning, and the wider library and information environment. He enjoys foundational and critical ongoing involvement in the development and implementation of digital information services, and in the provision of consortia strategies for service and financial improvement.

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