John Pateman on Managing Cultural Change in Public Libraries

By Stephen G Hurley

Host Stephen Hurley scans the education ecosystem, looking for the people and ideas that are starting to change the way we think about teaching, learning, schools and communities

John Pateman is the CEO and Chief Librarian at the Thunder Bay Public Library. His vision for a Needs-based approach to libraries can be found in his newest book, “Managing Cultural Change in Public Libraries: Marx, Maslow and Management”.

In this introductory conversation, John talks about his journey to Thunder Bay, the work towards a new vision for the library system in that city and what is in store for communities that take this vision seriously.