Using A Three Year Rolling Development Plan (3yrdp)To Lead And Manage Library Transformation

Gerryts, Egbert D.
January 2004
IATUL Annual Conference Proceedings;2004, Vol. 14, preceding p1
Conference Proceeding
Key success factors for managing change and transformation in the University Library are discussed. In the three year rolling development plan (3YRDP) the importance of sharing and contracting the underlying library philosophy with university management is emphasized. The rolling development plan covers the strategic intention of the library as well as its social and task dimensions. Under the strategic intention, the strategic base of the library and the importance of preparing strategic points of support are pointed out. The social dimension refers to the importance of sound leadership and a healthy organizational culture and climate. Particular premises as conditions for structuring the library are addressed under the task dimension. Finally, a 3YRDP is illustrated by referring to the Academic Information Service of the University of Pretoria.


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