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

Author: Steve O'Connor
Publisher: London : Facet Publishing, 2015.
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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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steve O'Connor
ISBN: 1783302364 9781783302369
OCLC Number: 1004972030
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 158 pages) : illustrations
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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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 real world * Library management needs in differing settings * Managing libraries financially in stringent times * Innovative thinking in the management of modern academic libraries The skill needs of a major ARL library * An outside perspective on library management * Reflecting on the old in the new and finding new ways through# * Skills provision for future library leaders and the role of Library Associations * Developing management skills on the job * The essential skills for the emerging library manager. Readership: All library and information professionals who work with research staff and students.

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