1st Edition

Library Management in Disruptive Times
Skills and Knowledge for an Uncertain Future

Edited By

Steve O'Connor

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ISBN 9781783302840
Published March 31, 2019 by Facet Publishing
176 Pages

USD $184.95

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Book Description

Is the traditional library business model a victim of disruptive digital technologies?

Library Management in Disruptive Times identifies the key skills and attitudes needed by the library leaders of today and tomorrow and delivers a balanced view of the future of the profession.

Contributed to by expert professional library leaders and educators from across the globe, this edited collection offers thought-provoking perspectives on the challenge of the current operating environment across a range of library sectors, library professional associations and geographic regions. Each author brings their own particular area of expertise and perspective on to consider the effects of disruptive change in libraries globally.

This dynamic collection helps readers to envision the purpose and value of future libraries and to see change as a rare opportunity to create truly new roles for librarians.


Table of Contents

Introduction - Steve O’Connor 1. Leading change – knowledge for success - Ian Smith 2. Management fads and fashions and their impact on the LIS community - Bill Fisher 3. The 5 rules of engagement for librarians – à la Ranganathan’s Laws of Library Science - Choy Fatt Cheong 4. Library management, disruption and consortia – an Australian example - Michael Robinson 5. No regrets; just lessons: economic crisis is changing our life and the management of libraries - Petros Kostagiolas 6. Introducing agile principles and management to a library organization - Daniel Forsman 7. The role of professional associations in changing times - Susan Henczel 8. And the walls came tumbling down … the library profession confronts all-invasive new managerialism - Colin Storey 9. ‘What is behind the meaning of disruption or … thinking of management strategies from the other side’ - Steve O’Connor

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Steve O'Connor is the Editor of the journal Library Management, Adjunct Professor at Charles Sturt University and the Director of Information Exponentials.