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Managing creativity : the innovative research library

Author: Ronald C Jantz
Publisher: Chicago : Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association, 2016.
Series: ACRL publications in librarianship, no. 70.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"How do groups of people come together to produce something not only truly useful but also a breakthrough that propels users to another level of creativity and productivity? Is an innovative library culture essential for the future of the research library and, if so, how is this culture to be realized? In addressing these questions, Managing Creativity: The Innovative Research Library presents a rich and rigorous  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Jantz, Ronald C.
Managing creativity.
Chicago : Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association, 2016
(DLC) 2016004615
(OCoLC)943710069
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald C Jantz
ISBN: 9780838988350 0838988350 9780838988367 0838988369 9780838988374 0838988377
OCLC Number: 945718797
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 185 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Libraries : change and resistance to change --
Thinking differently about research library innovations --
The spread of the innovation throughout the organization --
The research model and innovation in the research library --
Library leadership : a shared activity --
The flexible organization and library culture --
Organizational structures : loose or tight? --
Trigger evemts amd jolts from the external environment --
Unexpected results : the demographics of the leadership team --
Management innovations : creating the innovative culture --
The singular leader, radical innovations, and for-profit firms --
The innovative library : the vision and the transformation.
Series Title: ACRL publications in librarianship, no. 70.
Responsibility: Ronald C. Jantz.

Abstract:

"How do groups of people come together to produce something not only truly useful but also a breakthrough that propels users to another level of creativity and productivity? Is an innovative library culture essential for the future of the research library and, if so, how is this culture to be realized? In addressing these questions, Managing Creativity: The Innovative Research Library presents a rich and rigorous analysis of the environmental, organizational, and individual characteristics that promote innovation in the library. The need for library leaders to understand and manage the innovation process cannot be overstated. In this volume, theory, research, and an empirical study of 50 research libraries are all used to inform readers about the complex process of innovation and organizational change. For the research model, Jantz has created a unique dependent variable innovation performance. He clearly explains the vocabulary of organizational change and demonstrates empirically the effects of the library leadership team, the singular leader, organizational structure, the external environment, and the decision process on the innovativeness of the research library. Managing Creativity: The Innovative Research Library, #70 in ACRL's Publication in Librarianship (PIL) series, is written primarily for academic library leaders, future leaders, managers, and administrators who want to create a culture of innovation in their institutions. It also provides an overview of much of the theory and empirical evidence found in the literature of innovation studies and, as such, can serve as additional reading in courses on management in library and information science programs."--Provided by publisher.

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