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
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
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- 30th June 2010
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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.
Charles Sturt University, Australia