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Library Management in Disruptive Times.

Author: Steve O'Connor
Publisher: Facet Publishing, 2017.
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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.
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Library management in disruptive times.
London : Facet Publishing, 2015
(OCoLC)925392971
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steve O'Connor
ISBN: 1783302364 9781783302369
OCLC Number: 969442551
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Title page; Contents; Contributors; Introduction; As an accidental editor; Note; CHAPTER 1 Leading change: knowledge for success; Introduction; Change: it's all about people; Change: a step-by-step process, or a cycle?; Communication and engagement: keys to effective change; Resistance to change: opportunity or threat?; Keeping change alive: avoiding organizational homeostasis; Leading change or managing change? Whatever the case, make change happen!; References; Further reading; CHAPTER 2 Management fads and fashions and their impact on the LIS community; Introduction. Change, change and more changeManagement fads and fashions; Library fads and fashions; Conclusion; References; CHAPTER 3 The Five Rules of Engagement for librarians: aux Ranganathan's laws of library science; Introduction; Focusing on users; Ranganathan's Five Laws of Library Science; The Five Rules of Engagement for librarians; Management use of the Five Rules; Conclusion; References; CHAPTER 4 Library management, disruption and consortia: an Australian example; Introduction: the value of library consortia; Collaboration between Australian libraries; Key challenges to collaborative behaviour. Changing commitments to collaborationConclusion: the value proposition of collaboration; References; CHAPTER 5 No regrets; just lessons: economic crisis is changing our life and the management of libraries; Introduction: library management and the global economic crisis; No regrets: global 'views' of underlying principles of library management; Lessons learnt: overview of a 'new' library management agenda?; Conclusions, and thoughts for future research; References; Notes; CHAPTER 6 Introducing agile principles and management to a library organization; Introduction; A new organization; Agile. Speculation, development and changeAgile in libraries; Agile software development at Chalmers Library; Cross-functional teams; Management and agile; Understanding your context: user experience and design; Get out of the building; Conclusion: moving forward; Acknowledgements; References; CHAPTER 7 The role of professional associations in changing times; Introduction; A changing professional environment; Professional associations; Library associations; National library associations; Core roles and responsibilities of national library associations. The implications of the changing environment for national library associationsDeclining membership; Declining participation levels; Emerging opportunities for national library associations; Conclusion; References; CHAPTER 8 And the walls came tumbling down & The library profession confronts all-invasive new managerialism; Introduction; The sure world of 'traditional' library management; Doing more for less: the 'new managerialism' and the library profession; Common-sense library management skills; Confronting new managerialism with tradition and passion; References.

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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.

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