Library Trends 53 (1) Summer 2004: Organizational Development and Leadership

 

Library Trends 53 (1) Summer 2004: Organizational Development and Leadership. Edited by Keith Russell and Denise Stephens

One of the growing trends in libraries, especially academic research libraries, is an increase in the number of institutions that are using organizational development (OD) philosophy, processes, and tools on a regular basis. Consequently, we have developed this issue of Library Trends to provide an overview of organizational development as it is practiced in libraries, and to explore leadership development within the OD context. This issue covers a wide range of topics and draws on the literature of many disciplines. It is meant to serve as a resource for every person who believes that libraries can be improved in many ways, including how they acquire, organize, manage, and provide access to information; assess the needs of customers and provide appropriate services; manage human and financial resources; plan for the future; fulfill their mission; develop leadership skills in the staff; and initiate and manage change.


Library Trends (ISSN 0024-2594) is an essential tool for librarians and educators alike. Each issue thoroughly explores a current topic of interest in professional librarianship and includes practical applications, thorough analyses, and literature reviews. The journal is published quarterly for the Graduate School of Library and Information Science by The Johns Hopkins University Press. For subscription information, call 800-548-1784 (410-516-6987 outside the U.S. and Canada), email jlorder [at] jhupress.jhu.edu, or visit www.press.jhu.edu/journals.


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  • Sullivan, Maureen (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2004)
    Appreciative Inquiry is a different approach to organizational development, one that calls for the deliberate search for what contributes to organizational effectiveness and excellence. Appreciative Inquiry is a ...

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  • Stephens, Denise; Russell, Keith W. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2004)
    This article discusses the actual and potential use of organizational development (OD) premises and practices in libraries. Several academic research libraries have adopted an OD approach in order to create and maintain ...

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  • Phipps, Shelley E. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2004)
    Leadership in the design of organizational systems is the primary focus of an organizational development (OD) position. The OD consultant (internal or external) guides the leadership group to understand the complex nature ...

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  • Oltmanns, Gail V. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2004)
    A library that recognizes the need for and benefits of assessment of performance and service presents rewarding opportunities for staff to become more engaged in their work and to identify more strongly with the ...

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  • Moore, Thomas L. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2004)
    This article defines facilitative leadership as advocated by Roger Schwarz and describes the use of this relatively new leadership approach in a public library system. It lists and defines the four core values followed ...

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