The Academic Library Director: Reflections on a Position in Transition [NOOK Book]

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The Academic Library Director: Reflections on a Position in Transition addresses the changing nature of work and the new demands being placed on academic library directors. The authors’broad range of professional experience offers you unique insight on a management position that is truly in transition. Get inside seasoned professionals’heads to save time, effort, and money ...
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The Academic Library Director: Reflections on a Position in Transition

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Overview

The Academic Library Director: Reflections on a Position in Transition addresses the changing nature of work and the new demands being placed on academic library directors. The authors’broad range of professional experience offers you unique insight on a management position that is truly in transition. Get inside seasoned professionals’heads to save time, effort, and money for yourself and your library. See what these experienced directors did right . . . and learn from their mistakes.

The Academic Library Director is the resource that:

  • Considers the challenges of leading an academic library through the transition period between permanent directors; lists the challenges met by interim directors and presents their advice for succeeding in this difficult role.

  • Studies the career paths for academic library directors based on a survey of 21 library directors across the country, with a focus on factors such as gender, education, age, tenure, professional experience, and internal vs. external candidates.

  • Identifies critical criteria for recruiting library leaders for the 21st century. Should your library hire a manager or a leader?

  • Provides a unique, non-librarian perspective on the establishment of a newly configured position of Vice Provost for Information and Dean of University Libraries at a large university.

  • Discusses the perceptions recently appointed academic library directors have about collegiate life vis à vis the realities they’ve encountered since assuming their positions.

  • Shows how a library can thrive in a not-for-profit culture by embracing for-profit principles.

    The Academic Library Director: Reflections on a Position in Transition will help prepare you and your library for the only sure thing in the future--change. Successful library directors will be the ones who can recognize and thrive on the “management of change.” Unsuccessful directors will find themselves unable to adapt. Use this book to ensure your library comes out on the right side of the line.
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Addresses the changing nature of work and new demands being placed on academic library directors, with chapters by seasoned professionals on their strategies for career and library success. Considers the challenges of leading an academic library though transition periods, reports on a survey of library directors, identifies criteria for recruiting library leaders, and shows how a library can thrive in a not-for-profit culture by embracing for-profit principles. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134755110
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/21/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 126
  • File size: 1,024 KB

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Between the Acts: The Interim or Acting Director of a Research Library 3
Succession Paths for Academic Library Directors 31
Recruiting a Library Leader for the 21st Century 47
The Library, Information, and Institutional Outcomes: Searching in a Time of Change 59
The Liberal Arts College Library Director and the Collegiate Myth 73
Director's Challenge: Academic Libraries, Risky Business or a Business at Risk? 89
Index 101
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