Inclusive Team Visioning: Building the Leadership Muscles to Get Beyond the Groan Zone
Structural changes in library leadership and services impact how librarians experience their work. When faced with externally imposed change, our public services team did more than adapt and navigate. We partnered management with organizational development to build a more inclusive team through shared visioning. Recognizing that everyone’s experience of change is unique, we employed a variety of tools and techniques to discover factors underlying motivation and resistance. We will share how we built our leadership skills to move a large team through change while respecting the identities, professional values, and experiences of each individual in the team.
Rachel Almodovar Organizational Development Coordinator, University of California, San Diego LibraryRachel AlmodovarOrganizational Development Coordinator, University of California, San Diego Library
Rachel Almodovar (she/her) is a Human Resources Professional with over 15 years of experience identifying, developing, and connecting talent at all levels within organizations. Her previous roles include Senior HR Generalist, Training Manager, and Recruiter in the healthcare and hospitality industries. As the Library’s Training and Organizational Development Specialist, Rachel worked to support the Library through leadership transistions, building renovations including staff moves and the recent challenges of COVID. Rachel served as the co-chair of the Library Diversity and Inclusion Committee and currently supports the Library Community Collective as a facilitator. Rachel is an alumnus of UC San Diego, a former Summer Bridge participant and peer counselor.