Visionary Leaders for Information

1st Edition

Authors: Arthur Winzenried
Paperback ISBN: 9781876938857
eBook ISBN: 9781780634104
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Published Date: 30th June 2010
Page Count: 254
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This book examines the theory, behaviour, connections and issues of modern information organizations. Asking leading professionals where we may be in the near future, it challenges both our perceptions and preconceptions. Posing perhaps the most vital question of all… Are we prepared? Do we have a vision?


Information professionals and other knowledge managers

Table of Contents


Introducing the author and contributors

A note about the terminology


Where have we come from?

What happens next?

Organisational challenge

The library

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

Moral purpose


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

In summary

Chapter 2: Manager or leader?

To do or not to do? (with apologies to Shakespeare)

Leading and managing

Leading from the middle

Leadership styles

Identifying needs

Mobilising your followers

Strategic planning

Money matters

Product review

Chapter 3: The scenarios

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8:30 AM

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9:25 AM

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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


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About the Author

Arthur Winzenried

Arthur Winzenried has taught in a wide variety of library and classroom settings from primary to teritary, and has been responsible for innovative developments in school ICT over a number of years. He is a frequent national and international speaker on knowledge management and is currently teaching in information systems at Charles Sturt University, NSW, Australia.

Affiliations and Expertise

Charles Sturt University, Australia