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Title: Achieving High Performance in Library Work
Author(s): Martell, Charles
Subject(s): Library personnel management
Abstract: In this article, the concept of productivity is recast. This is necessary because the nature of work is undergoing a profound transformation. As a result, corporate and political leaders are seeking to build an institutional framework in which excellence and high performance are adopted as basic cultural norms. To be successful in this effort, leaders must create a new reality for the employee. This must include a high quality of work life. Discussion of a set of critical human resource issues may help to provide a platform from which to refocus personnel administration as it is currently practiced in our nation's libraries. These issues are: motivation; job design; quality of work life; organizational culture; high performance; and excellence and renewal.
Issue Date: 1987
Publisher: Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info: In R.Rubin (ed). 1987. Critical issues in library personnel management: Papers presented at the 29th Allerton Park Institute. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library and Information Technology: 73-91.
Series/Report: Allerton Park Institute (29th : 1987)
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
ISBN: 0-87845-081-5
ISSN: 0536-4604
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1987.
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-07-23
Related Item: This Allerton Park Institute has also been published as the Summer 1989 issue of Library Trends (Volume 38, No. 1).

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