ERIC Number: ED057873
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Sep-28
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Authority and Responsibilities of a Network Director.
Reynolds, Maryan E.
A network director is an individual who: is visionary yet practical; possesses understanding of the human animal; has good interpersonal relationships; is committed to the user not the institution; is knowledgeable in regard to the various types of participating institutions; recognizes the network must be built strength on strength; is a skillful change agent; comprehends the need for research and development before implementation; recognizes the role of management improvement; recognizes the need for retraining; has the ability to generate fiscal support; utilizes various disciplines; understands the place of law; and is knowledgeable and effective politically. Each characteristic is examined in detail. The task of managing library networks involving a variety of types of institutions is an uncharted area. From what we know now the task is so complex no one individual will have the necessary skills to properly discharge the responsibility; therefore, networks will bring about new organization structure and methods of management. The amount and kind of authority will develop somewhat gradually as the concept takes form and levels of development are put into operation. (Other papers from this conference are available as LI 003360 - 003385 and LI 003387 through LI 003390) (Author/NH)
Descriptors: Administration, Conferences, Information Networks, Library Cooperation, Library Networks, Responsibility
In "Proceedings of the Conference on Interlibrary Communications and Information Networks," edited by Joseph Becker. American Library Association, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, Ill. 60611 ($15.00)
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Sponsor: American Library Association, Chicago, IL.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
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