Achieving Transformational Change in Academic Libraries (Chandos Information Professional Series)

Achieving Transformational Change in Academic Libraries (Chandos Information Professional Series)

By: Stephen Mossop (author)Paperback

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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

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Stephen Mossop is Head of Library Customer Services at University of Exeter, UK. He has published and presented widely on aspects of Strategic Organisational Development and Library Management, and has special interests in library design, RFID and customer relationship management. He is best known for his 2008 case study RFID at the University of Central Lancashire (for the BIC e4libraries project).


Part 1 Transformational change: Planning, processes and people: So what is 'Transformational Change'? Organisational resistance to change: 'I wouldn't start from here!'; Staff resistance to change: 'That's not how we do things here - '; It's all about the people; When does it all end? Part 2 Transformational change: Case studies: Transforming library services: The University of Exeter experience; Leadership to transform our library: A case study from the University Library, University of Saskatchewan, Canada; Transforming library services: the University of Central Lancashire experience.

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  • publication date: 29/01/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781843347248
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 220
  • ID: 9781843347248
  • weight: 313
  • ISBN10: 1843347245

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