Managing Change and People in Libraries


  • Tinker Massey, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA

Managing Change and People in Libraries is designed to help library staff find options and compromises to personnel and management problems associated with the constant changes faced in libraries today. This text looks at theories of management, how people and processes change the stresses faced, how to analyze problems, find directions for change to be used and learn how to change negatives into positives in the workplace. The book is designed to help readers find direction and purpose in working practice.
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Practitioners and students of library and information science


Book information

  • Published: September 2009
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-84334-427-8


The strength of the work is in the practical examples and hands-on application of theory… recommend as a practical guide for managing change in libraries, The Australian Library Journal

Table of Contents

Basic theories; Management gone wrong; Reconstruction; Pushing the positive; Changing negatives to positives; Ebbing stress; Changing change to make a change; Revving up enthusiasm; Design for longevity; Production - not luck; Conclusion.