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Achieving Transformational Change in Academic Libraries

Achieving Transformational Change in Academic Libraries
  • Author : Stephen Mossop
  • Publsiher : Elsevier
  • Release : 29 January 2013
  • ISBN : 1780633904
  • Pages : 220 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
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Academic libraries undergo episodes of strategic change. Transformational change may be seen as fundamentally different from other kinds of change. A part of this process is often deep level cultural change. At the individual level this may be traumatic, but at the strategic level, such change can prove essential. Achieving Transformational Change in Academic Libraries explores the purpose and nature of ‘Transformational Change’ and its exponents, and discusses the benefits and limitations of its place in an academic library setting. The title is divided into five chapters, covering: a definition of transformational change; drivers of transformational change and its place in a strategic change agenda; selling the vision of cultural change; human resource issues and cultural change; and the nature of change as a constant. Provides innovative interdisciplinary research Offers context-free, practical examples of the role of transformational leadership in achieving cultural change and strategic organisational development Explores the sometimes ambiguous relationship between transformational and transactional leadership


Achieving Transformational Change in Academic Libraries

Achieving Transformational Change in Academic Libraries
  • Author : Stephen Mossop
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 29 January 2013
GET THIS BOOKAchieving Transformational Change in Academic Libraries

Academic libraries undergo episodes of strategic change. Transformational change may be seen as fundamentally different from other kinds of change. A part of this process is often deep level cultural change. At the individual level this may be traumatic, but at the strategic level, such change can prove essential. Achieving Transformational Change in Academic Libraries explores the purpose and nature of ‘Transformational Change’ and its exponents, and discusses the benefits and limitations of its place in an academic library setting.

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Emerging Human Resource Trends in Academic Libraries

Emerging Human Resource Trends in Academic Libraries
  • Author : Michael A. Crumpton,Nora J. Bird
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release : 04 December 2020
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Emerging Human Resource Trends in Academic Libraries presents the collective wisdom of human resource librarians and administrators who have been in the forefront of practicing and applying the human resource principles in academic libraries. The book is divided into five Parts: Part I focuses on the present academic library environment and the unique human resource challenges that can be found there. Part II looks at the role of LIS education in preparing Masters level librarians to work within academic libraries

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Technology, Change and the Academic Library

Technology, Change and the Academic Library
  • Author : Jeremy Atkinson
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release : 22 September 2020
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Massive technological change has been impacting universities and university libraries in recent years. Such change has manifested in technological developments impacting all areas of academic library activity, including systems, services, collections, the physical library environment, marketing, and support for university teaching, learning, research, and administration. Many books and papers have examined these changes from a technical perspective. However, there is little substantive reflection on what technological change means, and how best to get out in front of it, for the

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Transformational change to reduce deforestation and climate change impacts

Transformational change to reduce deforestation and climate change impacts
  • Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
  • Release : 29 October 2021
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In this study, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) teamed up to investigate how transformational change (transformational change) is understood in the scientific literature. The study, the first of its kind to review academic studies on transformational change, focuses on two main questions: (i) What does ‘transformational change’ mean? and (ii) What drives it?

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The Value of Academic Libraries

The Value of Academic Libraries
  • Author : Megan Oakleaf
  • Publisher : Assoc of Cllge & Rsrch Libr
  • Release : 26 June 2022
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This report provides Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) leaders and the academic community with a clear view of the current state of the literature on value of libraries within an institutional context, suggestions for immediate "Next Steps" in the demonstration of academic library value, and a "Research Agenda" for articulating academic library value. Its focus is to help librarians understand, based on professional literature, the current answer to the question, "How does the library advance the missions of

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Leading Academic Change

Leading Academic Change
  • Author : Elaine P. Maimon
  • Publisher : Stylus Publishing, LLC
  • Release : 31 January 2018
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Written by a sitting college president who has presided over transformative change at a state university, this book takes on the big questions and issues of change and change management, what needs to be done and how to do it. Writing in a highly accessible style, the author recommends changes for higher education such as the reallocation of resources to support full-time faculty members in foundation-level courses, navigable pathways from community college to the university, infusion rather than proliferation of

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Workplace Culture in Academic Libraries

Workplace Culture in Academic Libraries
  • Author : Kelly Blessinger,Paul Hrycaj
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 11 February 2013
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Workplace culture refers to conditions that collectively influence the work atmosphere. These can include policies, norms, and unwritten standards for behavior. This book focuses on various aspects of workplace culture in academic libraries from the practitioners’ viewpoint, as opposed to that of the theoretician. The book asks the following questions: What conditions contribute to an excellent academic library work environment? What helps to make a particular academic library a great place to work? Articles focus on actual programs while placing

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Leadership in Academic Libraries Today

Leadership in Academic Libraries Today
  • Author : Bradford Lee Eden,Jody Condit Fagan
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 14 March 2014
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This book connects leadership theories to academic libraries through case studies, analysis of survey results, and action research. By providing library examples of concepts such as transformational leadership, leadership frames, and other theories, the book breaks new ground in helping the profession develop a vision for its future leadership based on existing theory and current practice.

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Books in the Digital Age

Books in the Digital Age
  • Author : John B. Thompson
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 21 October 2013
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The book publishing industry is going through a period of profound and turbulent change brought about in part by the digital revolution. What is the role of the book in an age preoccupied with computers and the internet? How has the book publishing industry been transformed by the economic and technological upheavals of recent years, and how is it likely to change in the future? This is the first major study of the book publishing industry in Britain and the

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Library as Place

Library as Place
  • Author : Geoffrey T. Freeman,Council on Library and Information Resources
  • Publisher : Council on Library Resources
  • Release : 26 June 2022
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What is the role of a library when users can obtain information from any location? And what does this role change mean for the creation and design of library space? Six authors an architect, four librarians, and a professor of art history and classics explore these questions this report. The authors challenge the reader to think about new potential for the place we call the library and underscore the growing importance of the library as a place for teaching, learning,

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Transforming Academic Library Instruction

Transforming Academic Library Instruction
  • Author : Amanda Nichols Hess
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 25 September 2018
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This book examines how academic librarians think about or approach instruction as a part of their work. Through explicating this metacognitive process, this book helps both academic librarians and librarians-to-be to more intentionally consider their teaching practices and professional identities.

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Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in Business Operations and Management

Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in Business Operations and Management
  • Author : Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A., Mehdi
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release : 14 September 2018
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Businesses consistently work on new projects, products, and workflows to remain competitive and successful in the modern business environment. To remain zealous, businesses must employ the most effective methods and tools in human resources, project management, and overall business plan execution as competitors work to succeed as well. Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in Business Operations and Management provides emerging research on business tools such as employee engagement, payout policies, and financial investing to promote operational success. While highlighting the challenges

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Helping the Difficult Library Patron

Helping the Difficult Library Patron
  • Author : Linda S Katz
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 31 October 2013
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This insightful book shows you how to deal with an issue as old as the library profession: interacting with problem patrons. It looks at this fact of life that affects almost every facet of library work and provides practical solutions--some developed within the field and some borrowed from other professions--that will improve reference services for those you serve and make the work of your library staff less stressful, more productive, and increasingly meaningful. Helping the Difficult Library Patron: New Approaches

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Helping the Difficult Library Patron

Helping the Difficult Library Patron
  • Author : Kwasi Sarkodie-Mensah
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 26 June 2022
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A problem patron is not one with difficult requests or obscure interests, but one who displays behavior that is deemed destructive, criminal, bothersome, offensive, or otherwise inappropriate. Librarians look at the nature of the problem in academic and public libraries, the impact of such technologies as the Internet and cell phones, and solutions from other professions as well as from the experience of librarians.

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