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Library management in disruptive times : skills and knowledge for an uncertain future

Author: Steve O'Connor, (Librarian)
Publisher: London : Facet Publishing, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book identifies the key skills and attitudes needed by the library leaders of today and tomorrow and delivers a balanced view of the future of the profession. Contributed to by expert professional library leaders and educators from across the globe respond to the challenge of the current operating environment and cover the following key topics: * Library management as a professional topic: from journals to the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steve O'Connor, (Librarian)
ISBN: 9781783300211 1783300213
OCLC Number: 925392971
Description: xvi, 158 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Steve O'Connor --
1. Leading change : knowledge for success / Ian Smith --
2. Management fads and fashions and their impact on the LIS community / Bill Fisher --
3. The Five Rules of Engagement for librarians : aux Ranganathan's laws of library science / Choy Fatt Cheong --
4. Library management, disruption and consortia : an Australian example / Michael Robinson --
5. No regrets ; just lessons : economic crisis is changing our life and the management of libraries / Petros A. Kostagiolas --
6. Introducing agile principles and management to a library organization / Daniel Forsman --
7. The role of professional associations in changing times / Susan Henczel --
8. And the walls came tumbling down... The library profession confronts all-invasive new managerialism / Colin Storey --
9. What is behind the meaning of disruption? Or, thinking of management strategies from the outside / Steve O'Connor.
Responsibility: edited by Steve O'Connor.

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