ERIC Number: ED304143
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jul-10
Reference Count: N/A
Key Words for New Managers.
Kim, Taeock; Isaac, Frederick
This paper briefly describes the effects of changes instituted by new library administrators and discusses the roles of both upper and middle level library managers in the process of adapting to change. Suggestions based on the experience of the authors as new middle level managers at a time when extensive changes were occurring in a university library are presented in the following areas: (1) vision--an understanding of where the organization is and where it should be going; (2) change and innovation--possibly including reorganization, automation, and expansion; (3) staff response to change; (4) slack resources--time, equipment, and personnel available in times of stress; (5) power and the exercise of authority by new administrators; (6) stress caused by the addition of new tasks, and the mutation of familiar regimens to new and more complex sets of functions; (7) organizational culture--the history and circumstances of the organization and management positions; (8) trust and communication; and (9) team building. (14 references) (MES)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Library Administration and Management Association President's Program at the Annual Convention of the American Library Association (New Orleans, LA, July 10, 1988).