Leadership in Academic and Public Libraries: A Time of Change (Chandos Information Professional Series)

Leadership in Academic and Public Libraries: A Time of Change (Chandos Information Professional Series)

By: Petra Duren (author)Paperback

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In a time when libraries have to face constant change, this book provides examples and advises on how to lead when change is needed (for example, when quality management is implemented or when libraries have to merge or to relocate). Engaging with how constant change affects leadership in libraries and how leaders in libraries act in times of change, this book is aimed at practitioners and students of Library and Information Science (LIS) alike, and is based on both theory and expert interviews from leaders in academic and public libraries that are in the midst, or are now coming out of a process of change. * Provides practical solutions for real change situations and problems in libraries* Includes expert interviews* Written by a professor with nine years experience as a member the management team for the German National Library of Science and Technology

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About Author

Petra D ren is Professor for Management of Library and Information Services at the Hamburg University of Applied Science. Prior to this, Petra was Head of Department at the German National Library of Science and Technology and the University Library Hannover (TIB/UB), member of Library Management and responsible for corporate management.

Contents

Change management in libraries; Change management; When does change need change management? Implementation of a library RFID management system; Merging libraries and implementing quality management; Relocation processes and reduction of space; Changes in the management of a library; Case studies of change projects described by change managers; Change - What can go wrong and how to do it right? What kind of leadership does change management need? Leaders as change managers; Useful tips for the management of libraries in times of change.

Product Details

  • publication date: 23/10/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781843346906
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 216
  • ID: 9781843346906
  • weight: 308
  • ISBN10: 1843346907

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