Leadership in Academic and Public Libraries

A Time of Change


  • Petra Düren, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany

In a time when libraries have to face constant change, this book provides examples and advises on how to lead when change is needed (for example, when quality management is implemented or when libraries have to merge or to relocate). Engaging with how constant change affects leadership in libraries and how leaders in libraries act in times of change, this book is aimed at practitioners and students of Library and Information Science (LIS) alike, and is based on both theory and expert interviews from leaders in academic and public libraries that are in the midst, or are now coming out of a process of change.
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Staff at all managerial levels within academic and public libraries


Book information

  • Published: October 2013
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-84334-690-6

Table of Contents

Part 1 Change management: Change management in libraries; Change management. Part 2 Change management in practice: When does change need change management? Implementation of a library RFID management system; Merging libraries and implementing quality management; Relocation processes and reduction of space; Changes in the management of a library; Case studies of change projects described by change managers. Part 3 Change management and leadership: Change - what can go wrong and how to do it right; What kind of leadership does change management need? Leaders as change managers; Useful tips for the management of libraries in times of change.