Managing Change and People in Libraries is designed to help library staff find options and compromises to personnel and management problems associated with the constant changes faced in libraries today. This text looks at theories of management, how people and processes change the stresses faced, how to analyze problems, find directions for change to be used and learn how to change negatives into positives in the workplace. The book is designed to help readers find direction and purpose in working practice. Theories explained through real life examples Alternatives developed out of facts Common principles of behaviour applied to management changes
|Author||: Michael A. Crumpton,Nora J. Bird|
|Publisher||: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers|
|Release Date||: 2020-12-04|
|ISBN 10||: 1538134985|
|Pages||: 284 pages|
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 and beyond. Part III examines how human resource departments in organizations can continue education beyond the degree for professionals and other staff. Part IV is concerned with how academic libraries show their value to the parent institution. Part V focuses on the library staff roles, how they have changed, and how they are valued in relation to faculty and professional positions. These chapters within each Part represent the emerging trends within academic libraries that impact how librarians are educated, mentored and given the ability to obtain professional development training as incumbent librarians as changes occur in the field. Each chapter is written by a practitioner in HR who has experienced related problems and sought solutions.
|Author||: Cathryn Gallacher|
|Release Date||: 2003-09-02|
|ISBN 10||: 1135477272|
|Pages||: 106 pages|
In times of rapid change, it is easy for managers to become so absorbed by daily demands and decisions that they lose perspective on the change process as a whole. A practical approach to managing the change process.
The successful transformation of today's library into the library of the future is dependent upon its ability to be agile and to change to meet users' needs and expectations.
This book explores recent trends in human resource management practices and presents options for their application within the special context of libraries, especially academic and research libraries. It lays out a set of the most pressing HR management issues facing senior library leaders in the context of continuous organisational change in the 21st century and offers library practitioners effective tips for people management. A practical ‘how-to’ book that provides realistic and proven solutions to real-world challenges Provides examples from organizations to highlight concepts and their applications Summary of key points at the end of each chapter, as well as specific tips in three areas: A – Attention (things to pay attention to); R – Results (initiatives that help to achieve desired results) and T – Techniques (ways to apply the concepts presented.
"Included are insights from working library managers at different levels and in various types of libraries, addressing a wide range of management issues and situations. Not to be missed: comments from library staff about the qualities they appreciate - and the styles and attitudes they find counterproductive - in their own bosses."--Jacket.
Managing Change in Academic Libraries helps academic librarians plan, implement, and manage changes to the fundamental structure of their organizations. It shows readers that in academic libraries the two driving forces behind most change are economics and technology. Declines in funding for education and in the purchasing power of libraries have made it impossible to maintain the status quo, let alone realize growth, in traditional information services and collection development. Add to this downward trend in library economics, the explosion of new information technology and its potential for radically altering communications and knowledge management, and one has the ingredients for some amazing changes in libraries. To help manage these many changes, chapters in Managing Change in Academic Libraries approach change with a mixture of radical and rational ideas. Readers learn academic librarians’views on dealing with change as they read about: an environmental scan which identifies both internal and external forces that are increasing the amount and scope of change in academic libraries technological change and its impact in academic libraries the academic library director’s role as an agent of change how two large library systems managed to change in some very fundamental ways when faced with serious economic and political challenges difficult personnel issues faced by academic libraries as they move into new organizational structures and adopt new management styles the future of traditional reference services in light of rapid developments in computing and networking how to change bibliographic control to better serve the changing expectations and needs of user communities conducting a restructuring study and recommendations for organizational change in a large research library system Each chapter shows academic librarians how they can respond imaginatively and nimbly to economic, political, and technological change that envelopes their professional work life. Academic librarians will refer to Managing Change in Academic Libraries again and again as a survival tool as they meet with challenging and unpredictable changes.
|Author||: Catherine Blanshard|
|Publisher||: Library Assn Pub Limited|
|Release Date||: 1998|
|Pages||: 203 pages|
This practical guide examines the business of providing a library service for young people. Answering a need for a hands-on manual for the practitioner in this sector, the book reflects the variety of work in the field. Using practical examples, it combines strategy with action and aims to provide service managers with a manual of service elements. It addresses the details of service specification, business plans, targets, profiles and strategies and also introduces the concept of benchmarking in young people's library services.
A must-have guide of professional development resources for library staff at every phase of their career—from those just entering the field, to paraprofessionals building a career trajectory, to seasoned librarians looking to explore additional career options. * A career lifecycle approach to building a career in the library and information sciences field * Practical guidance and resources for every stage of a career * Resource annotations detail the importance of a particular source * A comprehensive list of resources for further reading
In today's library environment the only constant seems to be change. This book describes how external and internal organizational changes have specifically affected library support staff who, being at the sharp end of the service, have to cope with the effects of change on a daily basis. Library managers need to inform themselves on how change affects the working experiences of staff, and how, in the face of uncertainty and upheaval, they can ensure those staff remain motivated and committed. Drawing upon case study and interview data, the author discusses: who library support staff are and why library managers should be particularly concerned about their welfare; the changing working environment of library support staff; work design; working conditions; the organizational climate; workforce planning and equal opportunities. The result is a rich picture of the current state of support staff roles in today's libraries.