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

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.

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

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.

Emerging Human Resource Trends in Academic Libraries Book

Emerging Human Resource Trends in Academic Libraries


  • Author : Michael A. Crumpton
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 2020-12-04
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 285
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538134986

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Emerging Human Resource Trends in Academic Libraries Excerpt :

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Careers in Music Libraries IV Book

Careers in Music Libraries IV


  • Author : Misti Shaw
  • Publisher : A-R Editions, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2022-11-30
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN 10 : 9780895798930

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Careers in Music Libraries IV Excerpt :

Music librarianship offers meaningful and fulfilling work to people from varied backgrounds. As libraries adapt to everchanging economic, demographic, cultural, and technological landscapes, it is essential for music library workers to possess a keen understanding of what is needed to remain relevant and to thrive. Whether contemplating a new career in music libraries, expanding liaison responsibilities in music, seeking paths for professional development, or feeling eager to reinvigorate a music library career, readers can turn to this book to gain practical and approachable guidance to succeed. In this substantially expanded edition of Careers in Music Librarianship III, experienced expert professionals have updated their pragmatic advice and insight from the previous edition to reflect the realities and challenges of today’s landscape. Since music library work takes place in both traditional and non-traditional settings, this edition incorporates advice on a wide range of topics not covered in earlier editions, including paraprofessional employment, liaison work, archives settings, and transitions from performance-based careers. Geared toward workers in music libraries, rather than simply to those who are, or aspire to be, librarians, this volume is intended to support people on an array of potential career paths. All who work in music libraries will find both inspiration and straightforward guidance in this indispensable book.

Integrating Pop Culture Into the Academic Library Book

Integrating Pop Culture Into the Academic Library


  • Author : Melissa Edmiston Johnson
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2022-07-26
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 323
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538159422

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Integrating Pop Culture Into the Academic Library Excerpt :

This book explores how pop culture is used in academic libraries for collections, instruction, and programming. It also describes the foundational basis for implementing pop culture and discusses how it promotes conversations between librarians and the students, making not only the information relatable, but the library staff, as well.

Libraries as Dysfunctional Organizations and Workplaces Book

Libraries as Dysfunctional Organizations and Workplaces


  • Author : Spencer Acadia
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2022-11-30
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000798814

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Libraries as Dysfunctional Organizations and Workplaces Excerpt :

Libraries as Dysfunctional Organizations and Workplaces expands the "dysfunctional" concept in the professional and academic LIS discourse by exposing the internal problematics of libraries, especially at the social and organizational levels. Including contributions written by LIS professionals and scholars, the book demonstrates that although many libraries do well at attending to users and managing external information they often fail at taking care of their own employees and addressing internal workplace issues. Acadia and the contributing authors explore the problem of dysfunctional libraries so that the LIS profession can come to terms with the systemic dysfunction in their institutions and begin solution-oriented progress toward new and sustainable functionality. The book analyzes the dysfunctional nature of modern libraries, while simultaneously proposing solutions to reduce and alleviate dysfunction. Through theory and application, it takes an explicit practice-based approach with the intent to inform and explain dysfunction as experienced in the library workplace at individual and structural levels and perspectives. Libraries as Dysfunctional Organizations and Workplaces brings the dysfunction discourse to the attention of LIS academics and scholars so that further theoretical and empirical research can proceed from and subsequently be addressed in library and information schools. The book will also be essential reading for librarians and LIS students currently working or preparing to work in public, college, and university libraries.

Strategic Human Resource Planning for Academic Libraries Book

Strategic Human Resource Planning for Academic Libraries


  • Author : Michael A. Crumpton
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-07-10
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 110
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780634456

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Strategic Human Resource Planning for Academic Libraries Excerpt :

Strategic Human Resources Planning for Academic Libraries: Information, Technology and Organization provides an in-depth discussion of human resources as a strategic element of a library organization, especially as staffing needs and competencies change. The book focuses on the impact of human resource practices in a library setting, discussing several aspects, including the role of human resources when the library is part of a larger organization, along with information on how to identify strategic objectives that are expected and related to workforce issues. In addition, the book reviews hiring practices, reorganizations of staff, use of temps or time-limited positions, and how students, volunteers, and internships can make a strategic difference overall. Chapters address competencies across different levels of employment within different library types and consider how those competencies are changing Presents how leadership and library leaders must utilize human resources as a valuable tool for developing a strong and healthy organization Addresses human resource tools, such as job tasks analysis and the creation of equitable payroll structures Demonstrate the use and benefit of multiple employee statuses that provide flexibility and resourcefulness to end users

Advancing a Culture of Creativity in Libraries Book

Advancing a Culture of Creativity in Libraries


  • Author : Megan Lotts
  • Publisher : ALA Editions
  • Release Date : 2021-05-21
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 0
  • 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.