Workplace Culture in Academic Libraries Book

Workplace Culture in Academic Libraries


  • Author : Kelly Blessinger
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2013-02-11
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780633688

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Workplace Culture in Academic Libraries Excerpt :

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 the discussion in a scholarly context. The book is structured into 14 chapters, covering various aspects of workplace culture in academic libraries, including: overview of workplace culture, assessment, recruitment, acclimation for new librarians, workforce diversity, physical environment, staff morale, interaction between departments, tenure track/academic culture, mentoring/coaching, generational differences, motivation/incentives, complaints/conflict management, and organizational transparency. Includes the most current best practices and models in academic libraries Represents the viewpoints of both the employee and manager Focuses on the academic library as workplace rather than as a service provider

Academic Libraries and Toxic Leadership Book

Academic Libraries and Toxic Leadership


  • Author : Alma Ortega
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-01-31
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 98
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081006504

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Academic Libraries and Toxic Leadership Excerpt :

Academic Libraries and Toxic Leadership examines a phenomenon that has yet to be seriously explored. While other so-called feminized professions, such as nursing, have been studied for their tendency to create toxic leadership environments, thus far academic librarianship has not. This book focuses on how to identify a toxic leader in an academic library setting, how to address toxic leadership, and how to work toward eradicating it from the organization. In addition, it discusses which steps can be used to prevent libraries from hiring toxic leaders. Presents original research based on a two-phase study about toxic leadership in academic libraries Demonstrates how to identify toxic leadership in libraries Shows how toxic leadership can manifest itself, providing the reader with steps to eradicate it

The Changing Academic Library Book

The Changing Academic Library


  • Author : John Budd
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Academic libraries
  • Pages : 412
  • ISBN 10 : 0838994814

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Leading Libraries Book

Leading Libraries


  • Author : Wyoma vanDuinkerken
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2015-05-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838913178

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Leading Libraries Excerpt :

This valuable resource gathers the principles and best practices of leadership, and points the way towards creating a service culture that makes every staff member a library leader.

The 21st Century Academic Library Book

The 21st Century Academic Library


  • Author : Mary K. Bolin
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-08-23
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081018675

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The 21st Century Academic Library Excerpt :

The 21st Century Academic Library: Global Patterns of Organization and Discourse discusses the organization of academic libraries, drawing on detailed research and data. The organization of the library follows the path of a print book or journal: acquisitions, cataloguing, circulation, reference, instruction, preservation and general administration. Most libraries still have public services and technical services, and are still very print-based in their organization, while their collections and services are increasingly electronic and virtual. This book gathers information on organizational patterns of large academic libraries in the US and Europe, providing data that could motivate libraries to adopt innovative organizational structures or assess the effectiveness of their current organizational patterns. Contributes to the literature on the globalization of information and of library and information science Analyzes and presents data in a way that allows librarians and library administrators to consider what organizational patterns are the most effective for the goals they are pursuing Includes emerging patterns that are not widely seen in the academic library population

The Culture of Digital Scholarship in Academic Libraries Book

The Culture of Digital Scholarship in Academic Libraries


  • Author : Robin Chin Roemer
  • Publisher : ALA Editions
  • Release Date : 2019-07-08
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 0838918972

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The Culture of Digital Scholarship in Academic Libraries Excerpt :

At the heart of digital scholarship are universal questions, lessons, and principles relating both to the mission of higher education and the shared values that make an academic library culture. But while global in aspirations, digital scholarship starts with local culture drawn from the community.

Advances in Library Administration and Organization Book

Advances in Library Administration and Organization


  • Author : Delmus E. Williams
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-06-16
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9781784419097

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Advances in Library Administration and Organization Excerpt :

Volume 33 of Advances in Library Administration and Organization brings together a range of diverse and reflective essays to provide strategies that will be of value in addressing challenges faced by current and future library managers.

Informed Systems Book

Informed Systems


  • Author : Mary M. Somerville
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-07-10
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081002223

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Informed Systems Excerpt :

By fostering principles of systems thinking and informed learning though an inclusive, participatory design process that advances information exchange, reflective dialogue, and knowledge creation, the Informed Systems Approach promotes conceptual change in workplace organizations. Informed Systems explores theory-based participatory action research and provides examples of agile process models for activating sustainable design, dialogue, and reflection processes in today’s organizations. This book also examines forward thinking frameworks for academic libraries, and how they can be used in the context of dynamically changing scholarly communications. Chapters further the expression of collaborative information practices that enrich information experiences by simultaneously advancing both situated domain knowledge and transferable learning capacity. Design (and redesign) activities well integrated into the workplace culture are expressed through sustainable processes and practices that produce rich information experiences. Informed learning both promotes and sustains continuous learning, including collective reflection on information sources, collaborative practices, and systems functionalities. In these ways, transferable topical understandings and information resiliency manifest action oriented intention to ensure improvements of real world situations. Transferable critique of the leadership issues facing contemporary library organizations across the globe Agile process models for activating sustainable design, dialogue, and reflection processes in today’s organizations Theory-based participatory action research illustrations of the efficacy of systems thinking interventions Forward thinking frameworks for academic libraries in dynamically changing scholarly communications contexts Proven organizational transformation strategies, building upon theoretical concepts, for nimble responsiveness

The Value of Academic Libraries Book

The Value of Academic Libraries


  • Author : Megan Oakleaf
  • Publisher : Assoc of Cllge & Rsrch Libr
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838985687

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The Value of Academic Libraries Excerpt :

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 the institution?" This report is also of interest to higher educational professionals external to libraries, including senior leaders, administrators, faculty, and student affairs professionals.

Advancing a Culture of Creativity in Libraries Book

Advancing a Culture of Creativity in Libraries


  • Author : Megan Lotts
  • Publisher : ALA Editions
  • Release Date : 2021-06-30
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0838949479

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Advancing a Culture of Creativity in Libraries Excerpt :

This book shows academic and public libraries the many benefits of nurturing a culture of creativity, offering hands-on guidance on encouraging cross-disciplinary collaboration, launching active-learning events that highlight collections and services, fostering goodwill and trust-building, and forming partnerships that promote library visibility.

Collaboration and the Academic Library Book

Collaboration and the Academic Library


  • Author : Jeremy Atkinson
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-02-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081022887

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Collaboration and the Academic Library Excerpt :

Collaboration and the Academic Library: Internal and External, Local and Regional, National and International explores the considerable change that has affected universities and academic libraries in recent years. Given this complex and important context, it is clear that the academic library increasingly needs to operate in partnership with its users and other professionals and organizations to be successful in meeting the needs of its clientele. Academic librarians need to work closely with client groups so that services are relevant, and close partnerships with other professionals need to be forged to provide seamless services for users. The book looks at all aspects of collaboration affecting academic libraries, both internally and externally, to help the reader understand future directions for collaborative activities in a complex and difficult working environment. Considers collaboration issues affecting academic libraries Covers both internal and external collaboration Provides readers with direction for collaborative activities Shows how academic librarians can work with client groups to keep services relevant

Technology  Change and the Academic Library Book

Technology Change and the Academic Library


  • Author : Jeremy Atkinson
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-09-22
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128232286

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Technology Change and the Academic Library Excerpt :

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 academic library. Technology, Change and the Academic Library systematically reflects on technological innovation, the successes, failures and lessons learned, the nature, process and culture of change, and key aspects including impacts on library staff and users, roles and responsibilities, and skills and capabilities. The book takes an international perspective on the massive change currently affecting academic libraries. The title gives an overview and literature review, considers technological innovation and change management, future technologies and future change, and provides information on further reading. Case studies describe the rationale, aims, and objectives for particular technological innovations, and consider methods, outcomes, and recommendations for the future. Finally, the book reflects back on how technological change can best be wrought in academic libraries. Gives library managers and librarians insight into how best to identify, plan, and implement technological innovation Provides a wide-ranging overview, literature review, and a series of reflective case studies on technological innovation in libraries Emphasises current trends, lessons, and critical issues for putting technological innovation into place Offers an international perspective on technological innovation in the academic library Uses a critical methodology to reflect on what works, what does not, and how m

Emotion in the Library Workplace Book

Emotion in the Library Workplace


  • Author : Samantha Schmehl Hines
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-08-22
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781787432413

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Emotion in the Library Workplace Excerpt :

Authors explore application of the study of emotion in the library workplace and look at future trends in the area. Library managers will take away knowledge about how the library workplace can and should operate with consideration toward emotion, and will glean ideas for implementation with their own staff and services.

College Libraries and Student Culture Book

College Libraries and Student Culture


  • Author : Lynda M. Duke
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 191
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838911167

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College Libraries and Student Culture Excerpt :

How do college students really conduct research for classroom assignments? In 2008, five large Illinois universities were awarded a Library Services and Technology Act Grant to try to answer that question. The resulting ongoing study has already yielded some eye-opening results. The findings suggest changes ranging from simple adjustments in service and resources to modifying the physical layout of the library. In this book the editors, both anthropological researchers have been involved with the project since its beginning. This book: Summarizes the study's history, including its goals, parameters, and methodology; Offers a comprehensive discussion of the research findings, touching on issues such as website design, library instruction for faculty, and meeting the needs of commuter and minority students; Details a number of service reforms which have already been implemented at the participating institutions. This book deepens our understanding of how academic libraries can better serve students' needs, and also serves as a model for other researchers interested in a user-centered approach to evaluating library services.

Critical Librarianship Book

Critical Librarianship


  • Author : Samantha Schmehl Hines
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-08-17
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781839094866

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Critical Librarianship Excerpt :

This book offers a timely mix of thought-provoking chapters bringing together national and global studies on critical librarianship, and conveying the kind of research which current library managers and researchers need, mixing theory with a good dose of pragmatism.