Managing Change and People in Libraries

Managing Change and People in Libraries
Author: Tinker Massey
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2009-09-22
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9781780630168

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Managing Change and People in Libraries is designed to help library staff find options and compromises to personnel and management problems associated with the constant changes faced in libraries today. This text looks at theories of management, how people and processes change the stresses faced, how to analyze problems, find directions for change to be used and learn how to change negatives into positives in the workplace. The book is designed to help readers find direction and purpose in working practice. Theories explained through real life examples Alternatives developed out of facts Common principles of behaviour applied to management changes

Managing Change

Managing Change
Author: Susan Carol Curzon
Publsiher: New York : Neal-Schuman Publishers
Total Pages: 136
Release: 1989
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: UOM:39015015148235

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Aims to show librarians how to manage change by applying innovative management principles to the unique needs of libraries. It is a guide to breaking down change into a logical sequence of events - and then managing it to the most beneficial outcome.

Managing Change in Academic Libraries

Managing Change in Academic Libraries
Author: Joseph Branin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2013-01-11
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9781135838799

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Managing Change in Academic Libraries helps academic librarians plan, implement, and manage changes to the fundamental structure of their organizations. It shows readers that in academic libraries the two driving forces behind most change are economics and technology. Declines in funding for education and in the purchasing power of libraries have made it impossible to maintain the status quo, let alone realize growth, in traditional information services and collection development. Add to this downward trend in library economics, the explosion of new information technology and its potential for radically altering communications and knowledge management, and one has the ingredients for some amazing changes in libraries. To help manage these many changes, chapters in Managing Change in Academic Libraries approach change with a mixture of radical and rational ideas. Readers learn academic librarians’views on dealing with change as they read about: an environmental scan which identifies both internal and external forces that are increasing the amount and scope of change in academic libraries technological change and its impact in academic libraries the academic library director’s role as an agent of change how two large library systems managed to change in some very fundamental ways when faced with serious economic and political challenges difficult personnel issues faced by academic libraries as they move into new organizational structures and adopt new management styles the future of traditional reference services in light of rapid developments in computing and networking how to change bibliographic control to better serve the changing expectations and needs of user communities conducting a restructuring study and recommendations for organizational change in a large research library system Each chapter shows academic librarians how they can respond imaginatively and nimbly to economic, political, and technological change that envelopes their professional work life. Academic librarians will refer to Managing Change in Academic Libraries again and again as a survival tool as they meet with challenging and unpredictable changes.

Managing Change in Libraries and Information Services

Managing Change in Libraries and Information Services
Author: Cathryn Gallacher
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 103
Release: 2003-09-02
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9781135477271

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In times of rapid change, it is easy for managers to become so absorbed by daily demands and decisions that they lose perspective on the change process as a whole. A practical approach to managing the change process.

Change Management for Library Technologists

Change Management for Library Technologists
Author: Courtney McAllister
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2019-08-22
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9781538118702

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This guide is designed to equip practitioners with the strategies they need to master interpersonal and technical interdependencies. Learn how to socialize technological changes within your library, assess the core competencies and comfort levels of colleagues, direct reports, and end users, and methodically optimize both library technologies.

Handbook of Library Training Practice and Development

Handbook of Library Training Practice and Development
Author: Alan Brine
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2009
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 0754670449

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This Handbook of Library Training Practice and Development addresses new aspects of service provision both in the UK and abroad, and provides an up-to-date review of the current developments which are becoming increasingly important to librarians through the influence of the electronic age and the widening of areas of professional involvement. It will be invaluable to those responsible for the development of staff as well as providing a crucial insight for anyone new to this career path or looking to develop their knowledge within it.

Leading Change in Academic Libraries

Leading Change in Academic Libraries
Author: Catherine Cardwell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2020
Genre: Academic libraries
ISBN: 0838947697

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"Institutions of higher education and academic libraries are not the traditional organizations they once were. They are subject to a variety of forces, including shifting and changing populations, technological changes, public demands for affordability and accountability, and changing approaches to research and learning. Academic libraries can no longer establish their excellence and ground their missions, visions, and strategic directions using the old means and methods. Leading Change in Academic Libraries is a collection of 20 change stories authored by academic librarians from different types of four-year institutions. Librarians tell the story firsthand of how they managed major change in processes, functions, services, programs, or overall organizations using John Kotter's Eight-Stage Process of Creating Major Change as a framework for examining change at their institutions, measuring their successes and areas for improvement, and determining progress. In five sections--strategic planning, reorganization, culture change, new roles, and technological change--chapters discuss tackling common challenges such as fear, anxiety, change fatigue, complacency, unexpected changes of leadership, vacancies, and resistance; look at the results of their tactics; and provide effective practices they found. Each section ends with a thorough analysis of the stories within and the most effective tips for leading that kind of change. Leading Change in Academic Libraries can help you establish flexible, nimble, and collaborative decision-making processes, and facilitate the transition from legacy collections-based libraries to forward-looking service-based libraries"--from the ALA website.

Achieving Transformational Change in Academic Libraries

Achieving Transformational Change in Academic Libraries
Author: Stephen Mossop
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2013-01-29
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9781780633909

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Academic libraries undergo episodes of strategic change. Transformational change may be seen as fundamentally different from other kinds of change. A part of this process is often deep level cultural change. At the individual level this may be traumatic, but at the strategic level, such change can prove essential. Achieving Transformational Change in Academic Libraries explores the purpose and nature of ‘Transformational Change’ and its exponents, and discusses the benefits and limitations of its place in an academic library setting. The title is divided into five chapters, covering: a definition of transformational change; drivers of transformational change and its place in a strategic change agenda; selling the vision of cultural change; human resource issues and cultural change; and the nature of change as a constant. Provides innovative interdisciplinary research Offers context-free, practical examples of the role of transformational leadership in achieving cultural change and strategic organisational development Explores the sometimes ambiguous relationship between transformational and transactional leadership