Bold Minds

Library leadership in a time of disruption

Margaret Weaver (Redaktør) ; Leo Appleton (Redaktør)

Are librarians and
libraries relevant in the 21st century? This is a fundamental question and one
that presents differing opinions across the many diverse information sectors. If
there is a continuing need for libraries and for librarians, then how do library
leaders obtain strategic support when there appears to be a lack of clarity or
understanding about the very purpose of libraries at a time when economically,
libraries are under pressure to develop new business models and be more
commercially focused?



Bold Minds: Library leadership in a time of
disruption brings together
international leaders who frame many aspects of the current library provision
and who carry responsibility for the library models of the future to consider how
librarians and libraries can be a driving force in a time of disruptive
economic, technological and cultural change. Les mer
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Om boka

Are librarians and
libraries relevant in the 21st century? This is a fundamental question and one
that presents differing opinions across the many diverse information sectors. If
there is a continuing need for libraries and for librarians, then how do library
leaders obtain strategic support when there appears to be a lack of clarity or
understanding about the very purpose of libraries at a time when economically,
libraries are under pressure to develop new business models and be more
commercially focused?



Bold Minds: Library leadership in a time of
disruption brings together
international leaders who frame many aspects of the current library provision
and who carry responsibility for the library models of the future to consider how
librarians and libraries can be a driving force in a time of disruptive
economic, technological and cultural change.



Each chapter
critically presents a short leadership provocation regarding libraries and their
purpose, encompassing strategic impact, culture change, engagement, diversity, service
delivery, collections, staff skills and professional training and
assessing what it means for leaders, their sectors and organisations, and how
they have developed their personal leadership signature.



This book will be
invaluable to library and information professionals in a range of public and
private sector libraries as well as policy makers in services where libraries
are a component. It will also be useful for students, educational establishments, and IT professionals with an information management element to their work.

Fakta

Innholdsfortegnelse

Contributors



Preface



1. Introduction - Margaret
Weaver and Leo Appleton



SECTION 1: Views from
the Corridors of Power: The Political and Global Perspective



2. Painting Books on the Walls: Why Libraries Have Lost Their
Way and How They Can Rediscover Their Real Purpose in a Fragmented World - Richard Heseltine



3. 'The Way We Do Things Around Here': An Analytical
Framework for Managing Cultural Change in Public Libraries - John Pateman



4. Leading Liberation in the Library - Leo Appleton



SECTION 2: The Re-birth
of Libraries - New Business Models and Re-generation of Services



5. Do Library Partnerships Work and How Can They Help Build
a Strong Future for the Library? - Judith
Keene and Janine Downes



6. The 21st-Century People's Library - Liz McGettigan



7. Repositioning The Academic Library To Drive Innovation
And Agility - Robert Moropa, Lindiwe
Soyizwapi, Marguerite Nel and Isak van der Walt



SECTION 3: Who Really
Matters? User Communities and Alignment

8. Students Lead the Future: Academic Library Space and Place
- Margaret Weaver



9. Leading Change in Medical Libraries in Sweden - Lotta Haglund, Annikki Roos and Petra Bjoerk



10. Corporate Library as the Organisation's Mothership - Shaunna Mireau



SECTION 4: The Future
Library Professional - Horizons and Challenges



11. Databrarian ed? Preparing Information Specialists for Participation
in an Open Datafied Society - Sheila
Corrall



12. Digital Opportunities: What Digital Skills Do Library
Staff Need in a Changing World? And Do They Have Them? - Rosie Jones



13. Top Down and Bottom Up - The Librarian as a Senior
Leader and Preparing For Senior Leadership By 'Managing Up' - Rebecca Davies



Index

Om forfatteren

Margaret Weaver is former Director of Library and Learning Resources at Birmingham City University and prior to this was Head of Library Services at Brunel University London, and Director of Library and Student Services at the University of Cumbria. A founding member of the Northern Collaboration group of academic libraries, she has also chaired the North West Academic Libraries (NoWAL) collaboration. Margaret is an Associate of the Higher Education Academy and a chartered member of CILIP. She is also a member of the editorial board of the New Review of Academic Librarianship and a regular contributor to professional literature.

Leo Appleton is Director of Library Services at Goldsmiths, University of London and is a researcher for the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University, where he is currently undertaking research in the value and impact of public libraries in the UK. He has worked in numerous leadership and management roles in universities and further education colleges throughout his career and is a fellow of CILIP, the Library and Information Association. Leo is the editor of CILIP's Multimedia, Information and Technology journal, associate editor of the New Review of Academic Librarianship and co-editor of UKSG eNews.