Workplace Culture in Academic Libraries

Workplace Culture in Academic Libraries
Author: Kelly Blessinger,Paul Hrycaj
Publsiher: Chandos Pub
Total Pages: 359
Release: 2013
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 1843347024

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Workplace culture refers to conditions that collectively influence the work atmosphere. These can include policies, norms, and unwritten standards for behavior. This book focuses on various aspects of workplace culture in academic libraries from the practitioners' viewpoint, as opposed to that of the theoretician. The book asks the following questions: What conditions contribute to an excellent academic library work environment? What helps to make a particular academic library a great place to work? Articles focus on actual programs while placing the discussion in a scholarly context. The book is structured into 14 chapters, covering various aspects of workplace culture in academic libraries, including: overview of workplace culture, assessment, recruitment, acclimation for new librarians, workforce diversity, physical environment, staff morale, interaction between departments, tenure track/academic culture, mentoring/coaching, generational differences, motivation/incentives, complaints/conflict management, and organizational transparency. Includes the most current best practices and models in academic libraries Represents the viewpoints of both the employee and manager Focuses on the academic library as workplace rather than as a service provider

Academic Libraries and Toxic Leadership

Academic Libraries and Toxic Leadership
Author: Alma Ortega
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 98
Release: 2017-01-31
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9780081006504

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Academic Libraries and Toxic Leadership examines a phenomenon that has yet to be seriously explored. While other so-called feminized professions, such as nursing, have been studied for their tendency to create toxic leadership environments, thus far academic librarianship has not. This book focuses on how to identify a toxic leader in an academic library setting, how to address toxic leadership, and how to work toward eradicating it from the organization. In addition, it discusses which steps can be used to prevent libraries from hiring toxic leaders. Presents original research based on a two-phase study about toxic leadership in academic libraries Demonstrates how to identify toxic leadership in libraries Shows how toxic leadership can manifest itself, providing the reader with steps to eradicate it

Workplace Culture in Academic Libraries

Workplace Culture in Academic Libraries
Author: Kelly Blessinger,Paul Hrycaj
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2013-02-11
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9781780633688

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Workplace culture refers to conditions that collectively influence the work atmosphere. These can include policies, norms, and unwritten standards for behavior. This book focuses on various aspects of workplace culture in academic libraries from the practitioners’ viewpoint, as opposed to that of the theoretician. The book asks the following questions: What conditions contribute to an excellent academic library work environment? What helps to make a particular academic library a great place to work? Articles focus on actual programs while placing the discussion in a scholarly context. The book is structured into 14 chapters, covering various aspects of workplace culture in academic libraries, including: overview of workplace culture, assessment, recruitment, acclimation for new librarians, workforce diversity, physical environment, staff morale, interaction between departments, tenure track/academic culture, mentoring/coaching, generational differences, motivation/incentives, complaints/conflict management, and organizational transparency. Includes the most current best practices and models in academic libraries Represents the viewpoints of both the employee and manager Focuses on the academic library as workplace rather than as a service provider

College Libraries and Student Culture

College Libraries and Student Culture
Author: Lynda M. Duke,Andrew D. Asher
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2012
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9780838911167

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How do college students really conduct research for classroom assignments? In 2008, five large Illinois universities were awarded a Library Services and Technology Act Grant to try to answer that question. The resulting ongoing study has already yielded some eye-opening results. The findings suggest changes ranging from simple adjustments in service and resources to modifying the physical layout of the library. In this book the editors, both anthropological researchers have been involved with the project since its beginning. This book: Summarizes the study's history, including its goals, parameters, and methodology; Offers a comprehensive discussion of the research findings, touching on issues such as website design, library instruction for faculty, and meeting the needs of commuter and minority students; Details a number of service reforms which have already been implemented at the participating institutions. This book deepens our understanding of how academic libraries can better serve students' needs, and also serves as a model for other researchers interested in a user-centered approach to evaluating library services.

Leading Libraries

Leading Libraries
Author: Wyoma vanDuinkerken,Wendi Arant Kasper
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-05-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9780838913178

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This valuable resource gathers the principles and best practices of leadership, and points the way towards creating a service culture that makes every staff member a library leader.

The 21st Century Academic Library

The 21st Century Academic Library
Author: Mary K. Bolin
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2017-08-23
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780081018675

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The 21st Century Academic Library: Global Patterns of Organization and Discourse discusses the organization of academic libraries, drawing on detailed research and data. The organization of the library follows the path of a print book or journal: acquisitions, cataloguing, circulation, reference, instruction, preservation and general administration. Most libraries still have public services and technical services, and are still very print-based in their organization, while their collections and services are increasingly electronic and virtual. This book gathers information on organizational patterns of large academic libraries in the US and Europe, providing data that could motivate libraries to adopt innovative organizational structures or assess the effectiveness of their current organizational patterns. Contributes to the literature on the globalization of information and of library and information science Analyzes and presents data in a way that allows librarians and library administrators to consider what organizational patterns are the most effective for the goals they are pursuing Includes emerging patterns that are not widely seen in the academic library population

Advances in Library Administration and Organization

Advances in Library Administration and Organization
Author: Delmus E. Williams,Janine Golden,Jennifer K. Sweeney
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2015-06-16
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9781784419097

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Volume 33 of Advances in Library Administration and Organization brings together a range of diverse and reflective essays to provide strategies that will be of value in addressing challenges faced by current and future library managers.

Advancing a Culture of Creativity in Libraries

Advancing a Culture of Creativity in Libraries
Author: Megan Lotts
Publsiher: ALA Editions
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2021-05-21
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 0838949479

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This book shows academic and public libraries the many benefits of nurturing a culture of creativity, offering hands-on guidance on encouraging cross-disciplinary collaboration, launching active-learning events that highlight collections and services, fostering goodwill and trust-building, and forming partnerships that promote library visibility.