This book, first published in 1993, features the perspectives of library practitioners as well as other higher education professionals on using innovative management techniques. The book includes practical discussions of Total Quality Management, team management, the impact of gender differences, managing an older work force, and educational needs. Through this valuable book, library administrators will find the best methods for adapting management strategies to the major political upheaval, economic reprioritizing, and organizational restructuring that has been characteristic of this decade. They will benefit from the case studies and practical overview from professionals who have already experienced change in their own libraries. Some of the important topics covered by the contributors include: fostering the democratization of the workplace and the development of the staff through empowerment; proactive, assertive, and collaborative roles of libraries in the scholarly communication process; library management education that prepares professionals both to anticipate change and to bring about change in their institutions in response to societal needs and shifts; managing the academic library through teamwork; the possible impacts and implications of female leadership on the library profession; organizational change in research libraries; older workers in technical services; and using the budget as a planning tool.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction Gisela M. von Dran and Jennifer Cargill 2. Empowerment: A Strategy for Change Gisela M. von Dran 3. Transforming Libraries Into Learning Organizations: The Challenge for Leadership Shelley E. Phipps 4. Education in Response to Change June Lester 5. The Time for Transformational Leadership Is Now! Donald E. Riggs and Vivian M. Sykes 6. Managing the Academic Library Through Teamwork: A Case Study Susan P. Besemer, Sarah B. Dorsey, Barbara L. Kittle and Carrie M. Niles 7. Total Quality Management: A Mindset and Method to Stimulate Change Janet A. Mullen 8. Library Leadership: Does Gender Make a Difference? Paula T. Kaufman 9. Organizational Change in Research Libraries Susan Lee 10. The Maturing Worker in Technical Services Kay Flowers 11. The Role of the Collection Development Librarian in the 90s and Beyond Maria Otero-Boisvert 12. The Budget as a Planning Tool William K. Black