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Managing Change in Academic Libraries.

Author: Joseph Branin
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Branin
ISBN: 9781135838720 1135838720
OCLC Number: 826855745
Description: 1 online resource (155 pages)
Contents: Cover; Managing Change in Academic Libraries; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Introduction; Libraries in an Environment of Change: Changing Roles, Responsibilities, and Perception in the Information Age; Reinventing Alexandria: Managing Change in the Electronic Library; The Library Director as Change Agent; Budget Stringency as a Stimulus to Innovation: The Cases of Louisiana and Ohio; Managing Changing Roles: Professional and Paraprofessional Staff in Libraries; Managing Technological Change by Changing Performance Appraisal to Performance Evaluation. Changing Roles for Reference LibrariansBibliographic Control in the Electronic Age; Organizational Restructuring in Academic Libraries: A Case Study; Index.

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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.

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