Achieving Transformational Change in Academic Libraries

Achieving Transformational Change in Academic Libraries
Author: Stephen Mossop
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2013-01-29
ISBN 10: 1780633904
ISBN 13: 9781780633909
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Achieving Transformational Change in Academic Libraries Book Review:

Academic libraries undergo episodes of strategic change. Transformational change may be seen as fundamentally different from other kinds of change. A part of this process is often deep level cultural change. At the individual level this may be traumatic, but at the strategic level, such change can prove essential. Achieving Transformational Change in Academic Libraries explores the purpose and nature of ‘Transformational Change’ and its exponents, and discusses the benefits and limitations of its place in an academic library setting. The title is divided into five chapters, covering: a definition of transformational change; drivers of transformational change and its place in a strategic change agenda; selling the vision of cultural change; human resource issues and cultural change; and the nature of change as a constant. Provides innovative interdisciplinary research Offers context-free, practical examples of the role of transformational leadership in achieving cultural change and strategic organisational development Explores the sometimes ambiguous relationship between transformational and transactional leadership

Emerging Human Resource Trends in Academic Libraries

Emerging Human Resource Trends in Academic Libraries
Author: Michael A. Crumpton,Nora J. Bird
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2020-12-04
ISBN 10: 1538134985
ISBN 13: 9781538134986
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging Human Resource Trends in Academic Libraries Book Review:

Emerging Human Resource Trends in Academic Libraries presents the collective wisdom of human resource librarians and administrators who have been in the forefront of practicing and applying the human resource principles in academic libraries. The book is divided into five Parts: Part I focuses on the present academic library environment and the unique human resource challenges that can be found there. Part II looks at the role of LIS education in preparing Masters level librarians to work within academic libraries and beyond. Part III examines how human resource departments in organizations can continue education beyond the degree for professionals and other staff. Part IV is concerned with how academic libraries show their value to the parent institution. Part V focuses on the library staff roles, how they have changed, and how they are valued in relation to faculty and professional positions. These chapters within each Part represent the emerging trends within academic libraries that impact how librarians are educated, mentored and given the ability to obtain professional development training as incumbent librarians as changes occur in the field. Each chapter is written by a practitioner in HR who has experienced related problems and sought solutions.

Technology Change and the Academic Library

Technology  Change and the Academic Library
Author: Jeremy Atkinson
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2020-09-28
ISBN 10: 0128232285
ISBN 13: 9780128232286
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technology Change and the Academic Library Book Review:

Massive technological change has been impacting universities and university libraries in recent years. Such change has manifested in technological developments impacting all areas of academic library activity, including systems, services, collections, the physical library environment, marketing, and support for university teaching, learning, research, and administration. Many books and papers have examined these changes from a technical perspective. However, there is little substantive reflection on what technological change means, and how best to get out in front of it, for the academic library. Technology, Change and the Academic Library systematically reflects on technological innovation, the successes, failures and lessons learned, the nature, process and culture of change, and key aspects including impacts on library staff and users, roles and responsibilities, and skills and capabilities. The book takes an international perspective on the massive change currently affecting academic libraries. The title gives an overview and literature review, considers technological innovation and change management, future technologies and future change, and provides information on further reading. Case studies describe the rationale, aims, and objectives for particular technological innovations, and consider methods, outcomes, and recommendations for the future. Finally, the book reflects back on how technological change can best be wrought in academic libraries. Gives library managers and librarians insight into how best to identify, plan, and implement technological innovation Provides a wide-ranging overview, literature review, and a series of reflective case studies on technological innovation in libraries Emphasises current trends, lessons, and critical issues for putting technological innovation into place Offers an international perspective on technological innovation in the academic library Uses a critical methodology to reflect on what works, what does not, and how managers can apply lessons from real cases worldwide

Transforming Academic Library Instruction

Transforming Academic Library Instruction
Author: Amanda Nichols Hess
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2018-09-25
ISBN 10: 1538110547
ISBN 13: 9781538110546
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transforming Academic Library Instruction Book Review:

This book examines how academic librarians think about or approach instruction as a part of their work. Through explicating this metacognitive process, this book helps both academic librarians and librarians-to-be to more intentionally consider their teaching practices and professional identities.

The New Library Legacy

The New Library Legacy
Author: Susan A. Lee
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2014-10-10
ISBN 10: 3110955687
ISBN 13: 9783110955682
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Leading Academic Change

Leading Academic Change
Author: Elaine P. Maimon
Publsiher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2018-01-31
ISBN 10: 1620365707
ISBN 13: 9781620365700
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leading Academic Change Book Review:

Written by a sitting college president who has presided over transformative change at a state university, this book takes on the big questions and issues of change and change management, what needs to be done and how to do it. Writing in a highly accessible style, the author recommends changes for higher education such as the reallocation of resources to support full-time faculty members in foundation-level courses, navigable pathways from community college to the university, infusion rather than proliferation of courses, and the role of state universities in countering the disappearance of the middle class. The book describes how these changes can be made, as well as why we must make them if our society is to thrive in the twenty-first century.

The Value of Academic Libraries

The Value of Academic Libraries
Author: Megan Oakleaf
Publsiher: Assoc of Cllge & Rsrch Libr
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0838985688
ISBN 13: 9780838985687
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Value of Academic Libraries Book Review:

This report provides Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) leaders and the academic community with a clear view of the current state of the literature on value of libraries within an institutional context, suggestions for immediate "Next Steps" in the demonstration of academic library value, and a "Research Agenda" for articulating academic library value. Its focus is to help librarians understand, based on professional literature, the current answer to the question, "How does the library advance the missions of the institution?" This report is also of interest to higher educational professionals external to libraries, including senior leaders, administrators, faculty, and student affairs professionals.

Six Sigma in HR Transformation

Six Sigma in HR Transformation
Author: Mr Ian Hunter,Mr Mircea Albeanu
Publsiher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2012-09-28
ISBN 10: 1409458776
ISBN 13: 9781409458777
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Six Sigma in HR Transformation Book Review:

In the business world, especially in manufacturing or quality management, the term Six Sigma usually refers to a set of tools and methodologies developed by Motorola to improve processes by eliminating defects. So why should the HR professional care what Six Sigma is or how it can be applied in the HR function? According to the specialists at Orion Partners, there are ten key reasons: ∗ to create excellence in process delivery; ∗ to reduce defects; ∗ to increase efficiency; ∗ to create a quality focused mindset; ∗ to benefit from best practice; ∗ to bring clarity to the processes of HR; ∗ to use a structured scientific approach; ∗ to speak the same language and improve communication; ∗ to gain control over your processes; ∗ and to strengthen your business case. Mircea Albeanu and Ian Hunter explain some of the basic concepts to show how applying Six Sigma tools and methodologies can be used to manage the practical challenges of improving HR operations to meet your organization's expectations at a lower cost and with greater efficiency. To help illustrate some of the key messages examples are drawn from Orion Partners' work using Six Sigma tools with international organizations over the last seven years. This concise guide is ideal for project and programme managers involved in business transformation, and for HR managers as well as Six Sigma specialists seeking to understand its applications within human resources. About The Gower HR Transformation Series: The Human Resources function faces a continuing challenge to its role and purpose, in many organizations it has suffered from serious under-representation at strategic, board level. Yet, faced with the challenges of globalism, the need to innovate, manage knowledge, attract and retain the very best employees, organizations need an HR function that can lead from the front. The process of transforming the function is complex and rarely linear. It includes the practical challenges of improving HR operations to meet customer expectations at lower cost and with greater efficiency. The Gower HR Transformation Series will help; it uses a blend of conceptual frameworks, practical advice and global case study examples to cover each of the main elements of the HR transformation process. The books in the series follow a standard format to make them easy to read and reference. Together, the titles create a definitive guide from one of the leading specialist HR transformation consultancies; an organization that has been involved in HR transformation for clients as diverse as Bombardier Transportation, Marks & Spencer, Barnardo's, Oxfam, Schroders, UnitedHealth Group, Nestlé, BP, HM Prison Service, Transport for London and Vodafone.

Achieving Cultural Change in Networked Libraries

Achieving Cultural Change in Networked Libraries
Author: Bruce J. Reid,William Foster
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2000
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105025148599
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Achieving Cultural Change in Networked Libraries Book Review:

The advent of globally networked information is a historic change and educational, commercial and industrial institutions depend on its effective exploitation for success. This book looks at the cultural and human factors which are often the biggest obstacles and at how they may be overcome, through understanding recent developments in technical services, the difference between service and technical orientation, organizational culture, the role of subject expertise and the cultural heritage of the information profession.

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
Author: Simon Dalby,Susan Horton,Rianne Mahon,Diana Thomaz
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2019-04-11
ISBN 10: 0429642296
ISBN 13: 9780429642296
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals Book Review:

This book draws on the expertise of faculty and colleagues at the Balsillie School of International Affairs to both locate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a contribution to the development of global government and to examine the political-institutional and financial challenges posed by the SDGs. The contributors are experts in global governance issues in a broad variety of fields ranging from health, food systems, social policy, migration and climate change. An introductory chapter sets out the broad context of the governance challenges involved, and how individual chapters contribute to the analysis. The book begins by focusing on individual SDGs, examining briefly the background to the particular goal and evaluating the opportunities and challenges (particularly governance challenges) in achieving the goal, as well as discussing how this goal relates to other SDGs. The book goes on to address the broader issues of achieving the set of goals overall, examining the novel financing mechanisms required for an enterprise of this nature, the trade-offs involved (particularly between the urgent climate agenda and the social/economic goals), the institutional arrangements designed to enable the achievement of the goals and offering a critical perspective on the enterprise as a whole. Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals makes a distinctive contribution by covering a broad range of individual goals with contributions from experts on governance in the global climate, social and economic areas as well as providing assessments of the overall project – its financial feasibility, institutional requisites, and its failures to tackle certain problems at the core. This book will be of great interest to scholars and students of international affairs, development studies and sustainable development, as well as those engaged in policymaking nationally, internationally and those working in NGOs.

The Change Leader s Roadmap

The Change Leader s Roadmap
Author: Linda Ackerman Anderson,Dean Anderson
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2010-10-12
ISBN 10: 9780470877937
ISBN 13: 0470877936
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Change Leader s Roadmap Book Review:

This is the most complete change methodology we have found anywhere." -- Pete Fox, General Manager, Corporate Accounts, Microsoft US In these turbulent times, competent change leadership is a most coveted leadership skill, and savvy change consultants are becoming trusted participants at the board table. For both leaders and consultants, knowing how to navigate the complexities of organization transformation is fast becoming the key to a successful career. This second edition of the author?s landmark book is the king of all ?how-to? books on change. It provides a strategic overview of the author?s proven change process methodology, as well as pragmatic guidance and tools for each key step in a complex transformational change process. The Change Leader?s Roadmap is the most comprehensive guide available for building transformational change strategy and designing and implementing successful transformation. Based on thirty years of action research with Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, the military, and large non-profit global organizations. Outlines every key step in a transformational change process Provides worksheets, tools, case examples, and assessments that you can immediately apply to all types of change efforts Includes updated information on a wealth of topics including the critical path tasks and how to use the CLR to change minds and cultures The new edition also includes new activities, methods for building change capability, guiding principles for change, and advice for leading the human dynamics in change and creating an organizational vision. This book is specifically written for leaders, project managers, OD practitioners, change practitioners, and consultants seeking greater change results.

Transforming Leadership

Transforming Leadership
Author: James MacGregor Burns
Publsiher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2007-12-01
ISBN 10: 1555846165
ISBN 13: 9781555846169
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transforming Leadership Book Review:

In Transforming Leadership, Burns illuminates the evolution of leadership structures, from the chieftains of tribal African societies, through Europe's absolute monarchies, to the blossoming of the Enlightenment's ideals of liberty and happiness during the American Revolution. Along the way he looks at key breakthroughs in leadership and the towering leaders who attempted to transform their worlds—Elizabeth I, Washington, Jefferson, Gandhi, Eleanor Roosevelt, Gorbachev, and others. Culminating in a bold and innovative plan to address the greatest global leadership challenge of the twenty-first century, the long-intractable problem of global poverty, Transforming Leadership will arouse discussion and controversy in classrooms and boardrooms throughout the country.

Leading Change

Leading Change
Author: John P. Kotter
Publsiher: Harvard Business Press
Total Pages: 194
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 1422186431
ISBN 13: 9781422186435
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leading Change Book Review:

Offers advice on how to lead an organization into change, including establishing a sense of urgency, developing a vision and strategy, and generating short-term wins.

The Relationship Factor in Safety Leadership

The Relationship Factor in Safety Leadership
Author: Rosa Antonia Carrillo
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2019-07-11
ISBN 10: 0429614209
ISBN 13: 9780429614200
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Relationship Factor in Safety Leadership Book Review:

At the core of The Relationship Factor in Safety Leadership are eight beliefs about human nature that are common to leaders who successfully communicate that safety is important while meeting business results. Using stories and business language the book explains how to create and recover important stakeholder relationships by setting priorities and taking action based on these beliefs. The beliefs are based on the author’s 25 years of experience supporting operational and safety leaders with successful and unsuccessful change efforts in pharmaceutical, nuclear, mining, manufacturing and power generation. The author also offers compelling evidence from many social and scientific disciplines that support the conclusion that satisfying our need for relationship is a major motivator. The Five Orientations Model offers a perspective on solving complex problems when confronted with multiple demands. The book provides managers and supervisors with the motivation to build relationships and points to the conditions needed for success. It also describes a process to take united action but retain the flexibility to change course as necessary. The book is written for managers and leaders, at all levels, concerned with occupational health and safety, and wishing to learn how to leverage relationships to achieve higher employee engagement and performance.

Library Literature

Library Literature
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1998
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015081495395
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library Literature Book Review:

"An index to library and information science".

Business Transformation Planning for Leaders

Business Transformation Planning for Leaders
Author: Kiran Gurumurthy
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 92
Release: 2018-12-19
ISBN 10: 042976538X
ISBN 13: 9780429765384
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Business Transformation Planning for Leaders Book Review:

This book is a powerful tool for business leaders who have responsibility for the success of the profit and loss (P&L) statement of a business. It provides a roadmap to help business leaders develop a comprehensive business transformation plan -- A plan that is simple, fact based, and actionable. In addition, this book is a guide for professionals aspiring to be future P&L leaders. The holistic cross-functional and general manager view of a business in this book is useful for all department heads. For example, a sales leader reading this book can understand why running a promotion to drive sales without understanding the capacity of supply chain can result in losing customers. The case study methodology used to illustrate the concepts makes the material easy to read and easy to relate to practical application by readers in their companies. Additionally, business leaders responsible for due diligence and integration to create value in M&A can use the approach explained in this book. The roadmap shown in this book is a great way to engage the management team of a business unit to understand and drive the business transformation. The management team can read the book, get together for a couple of days (preferably off-site), and discuss by chapter the lessons learned, how the chapter applies to their business, and what improvements they should focus on based on the learnings. The greatest outcome from this book is an aligned team that is focused on common priorities to execute. By getting the management team to work through this thought process and identifying areas to focus on, you will ensure that they have ownership of the solutions. Having this ownership of actions is critical to keeping the team focused and willing to work harder. This roadmap can also be used for successfully integrating acquisitions made by a company to create value. This book has been developed from the author’s experience of personally leading several business transformations and inputs from various other business leaders from multiple industries. The concepts and approach discussed can be universally applied in all industries and companies of any scale. The commonsense approach discussed is applicable for both for-profit and nonprofit organizations.

Transparent Design in Higher Education Teaching and Leadership

Transparent Design in Higher Education Teaching and Leadership
Author: Mary-Ann Winkelmes,Allison Boye,Suzanne Tapp
Publsiher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-04-18
ISBN 10: 1620368250
ISBN 13: 9781620368251
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transparent Design in Higher Education Teaching and Leadership Book Review:

This book offers a comprehensive guide to the Transparency in Learning and Teaching (TILT) framework that has convincingly demonstrated that implementation increases retention and improved outcomes for all students. Its premise is simple: to make learning processes explicit and equitably accessible for all students. Transparent instruction involves faculty/student discussion about several important aspects of academic work before students undertake that work, making explicit the purpose of the work, the knowledge that will be gained and its utility in students’ lives beyond college; explaining the tasks involved, the expected criteria, and providing multiple examples of real-world work application of the specific academic discipline. The simple change of making objective and methods explicit – that faculty recognize as consistent with their teaching goals – creates substantial benefits for students and demonstrably increases such predictors of college students’ success as academic confidence, sense of belonging in college, self-awareness of skill development, and persistence. This guide presents a brief history of TILT, summarizes both past and current research on its impact on learning, and describes the three-part Transparency Framework (of purposes, tasks and criteria). The three sections of the book in turn demonstrate why and how transparent instruction works suggesting strategies for instructors who wish to adopt it; describing how educational developers and teaching centers have adopted the Framework; and concluding with examples of how several institutions have used the Framework to connect the daily work of faculty with the learning goals that departments, programs and institutions aim to demonstrate.

Achieving Sustainable Mobility

Achieving Sustainable Mobility
Author: Erling Holden
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2016-03-16
ISBN 10: 1317185854
ISBN 13: 9781317185857
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Achieving Sustainable Mobility Book Review:

Sustainable mobility has become the new imperative for transport policy. There have been a number of policy attempts at sustainable mobility globally, such as the development of more efficient conventional transport technologies, the promotion of efficient and affordable public transport systems and the encouragement of environmental awareness. Such policies have so often been presented as prerequisites for sustainable mobility that they are now taken for granted. But are any of these policies really successful? To what extent do they actually contribute (or fail to contribute) to sustainable mobility? Why do some policies succeed and others fail? Using an interdisciplinary approach which brings together various theories and methodologies, this book tests each of these policies - or hypotheses, as the author sees them - with detailed empirical investigations. It also argues that leisure-time travel should be included in any sustainable mobility policies, as it now accounts for 50 per cent of all annual travel distance in developed countries. The book concludes by suggesting fourteen theses of sustainable mobility for the EU and a new model for future best practice.

Surviving the Future

Surviving the Future
Author: Gail Munde,Kenneth Marks
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 201
Release: 2009-03-14
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015078802942
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surviving the Future Book Review:

Chandos Publishing is a leading international publisher of books in the following areas:

Achieving HR Excellence through Six Sigma

Achieving HR Excellence through Six Sigma
Author: Daniel Bloom
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 215
Release: 2017-07-27
ISBN 10: 1466586486
ISBN 13: 9781466586482
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Achieving HR Excellence through Six Sigma Book Review:

Although world-class firms like GE and Motorola have relied on Six Sigma to build their performance cultures, these processes are all too often left out of human resources (HR) functions. This lack of Six Sigma principles is even more surprising because preventing errors and improving productivity are so critical to the people management processes