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“Just keep swimming:" The Power of Persistence and the Reward of Perseverance

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2021-10-28

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This IR All-Star had the IR program land in her lap with little experience, support or buy-in. It was really slow and really hard.  She developed the program from scratch.  Try, try, and try again was the motto.  But then she began to work smarter, get a little tailwind and next thing you know: the IR program caught fire on campus.  One of the key elements of her success was a pivot in positioning; switching from "what your contributions to the IR can do for the library and open access” to “what the library and IR can do for you."

Lisa Villa, College of the Holy Cross

“Just keep swimming:" The Power of Persistence and the Reward of Perseverance

Sometimes it feels as if there is an ocean between where you are starting from and where you want to be. Persistence, perseverance and support from those along the way will get you there eventually. This presentation traces the journey of one librarian tasked with establishing an IR and explores how she developed a robust instance that is now getting the buy-in she has been working towards all along.

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Oct 28th, 9:10 AM

“Just keep swimming:" The Power of Persistence and the Reward of Perseverance

This IR All-Star had the IR program land in her lap with little experience, support or buy-in. It was really slow and really hard.  She developed the program from scratch.  Try, try, and try again was the motto.  But then she began to work smarter, get a little tailwind and next thing you know: the IR program caught fire on campus.  One of the key elements of her success was a pivot in positioning; switching from "what your contributions to the IR can do for the library and open access” to “what the library and IR can do for you."

Lisa Villa, College of the Holy Cross

“Just keep swimming:" The Power of Persistence and the Reward of Perseverance

Sometimes it feels as if there is an ocean between where you are starting from and where you want to be. Persistence, perseverance and support from those along the way will get you there eventually. This presentation traces the journey of one librarian tasked with establishing an IR and explores how she developed a robust instance that is now getting the buy-in she has been working towards all along.