Promoting (for) Change: New Academic Librarians in Managerial Roles

Matheson, Heather
April 2007
Feliciter;2007, Vol. 53 Issue 2, p70
The article focuses on the change encountered in librarianship as a critical mass of experienced senior managers begins to leave from their workplace. It could be noted that the recommended path for library community involves long-term and continuous human resource planning. It allows a smooth transition during the generational change in the libraries. Research librarians are less interested in moving towards management roles. On the other hand, managers generate predictability and order.


Related Articles

  • From the Pen of the Editor. Scott, Ralph // North Carolina Libraries (Online);Spring2008, Vol. 66 Issue 1/2, p1 

    The article focuses on the issues faced by new librarians. It highlights a survey article which focused on the changes experienced by the academic librarians, indicating the hardest thing to learn as professionals. It explores the roles of new librarians which include collection development and...

  • Fun Precedes Function: Fostering a Creative Workplace in the Public Library. Tallent, Tony // Urban Library Journal;Spring2008, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p1 

    The public library is full of creative people. Many library employees flourish in library systems that encourage them to move forward with their creative muses. A scan of the blogosphere quickly proves the public library attracts many creative minds and innovative thinkers to join its ranks....

  • From the Editor. LeBoef, Mary Cosper // Louisiana Libraries;Spring2002, Vol. 64 Issue 4, p2 

    The author discusses on the skills of librarians in writing. He argues that Louisiana librarians should put their library experiences, success and failures in writing, so the public readers may know the things of being a librarian. The author acknowledged the effort and help of other librarians...

  • TO BE A LIBRARIAN? PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE IN THE PROFESSION. ILIŞ, Florina // Philobiblon: Transylvanian Journal of Multidisciplinary Research;1998, Vol. 3 Issue 1/2, p266 

    From the perspective of the history of culture the profession of librarian is part of a natural process of strengthening its own determinations. This study proposes a diachronic vision on the profession of librarian, however, it does not neglect the mode in which the necessary evolution of this...

  • NEEDS AND REALITY IN CONTINUOUS FORMATION. SÂNCRĂIAN, Viorica // Philobiblon: Transylvanian Journal of Multidisciplinary Research;1998, Vol. 3 Issue 1/2, p274 

    The article was born from reflections on librarianship: formation, profession and professional identity. The state of the librarian profession in Romanian libraries asks for the setting up of continuous formation. Librarians, mediators between information and individuals, must undergo essential...

  • Changing Roles of LIS Professionals in Present Era. Tripathi, Tridib; Mandal, Partha Sarathi // Indian Journal of Library & Information Science;May2012, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p89 

    This paper points out what is librarianship, what does a library and information professional do, the vision of LIS professionals, new challenges in the changing environment, causes of challenges and the ways to face the growing challenges. Some new roles and responsibilities of LIS...

  • Bilgi Profesyonellerinin Meslek Derneklerine Bakışı: TKD ve ÃœNAK Örneklerinin DeÄŸerlendirilmesi. Külcü, Özgür; Dalkıran, Ömer // Turkish Librarianship / Turk Kutuphaneciligi;Jun2013, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p340 

    Associations in the field of librarianship are important services for supporting professional and scientific developments, keeping and promoting rights, increasing social activities, and developing social awareness. As professional associations, the TKD (Türk Kütüphaneciler Derneği,...

  • Profession at a crossroads. Pickering, Bobby // Information World Review;May2004, Issue 202, p2 

    Discusses librarianship as a profession in the emerging information society. Qualities that a librarian must possess according to the Parliament of Great Britain; Changes in the public image of librarians and information professionals.

  • Focus on New Professionals. Pollard, Sarah // Feliciter;2007, Vol. 53 Issue 2, p68 

    The author reflects on the international perspective on the new librarian experience of professional librarians in the U.S. New librarians are expected to help embrace potential that must be realized. The commitment to lifelong learning is considered to be the main value furthered through...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics