- Electronic ISBN 9781780634104
- Print ISBN 9781876938857
Introducing the author and contributors
A note about the terminology
Where have we come from?
What happens next?
Leaders in libraries
And so to the present work
Chapter 1: Towards an organisational theory for information professionals
Management and organisational theory
Definitions of theory and organisation
What is organisational theory?
Theory and practice
Evolution of management thought
The notion of ‘power’
Decision-making and problem-solving
Teamwork and collaboration
Case study – a distance education program for trainee teacher librarians
Innovation and change
Two leadership theories
Charismatic leadership theory
Transformational leadership theory
Chapter 2: Manager or leader?
To do or not to do? (with apologies to Shakespeare)
Leading and managing
Leading from the middle
Mobilising your followers
Chapter 3: The scenarios
What does the revolution include?
Rise and decline: school libraries
Where are we heading now?
Excerpt from student email that prompted the discussion
Response from forum leader
Response 1 to forum leader
Response 2 to forum leader
Chapter 4: Identifying the i