ERIC Number: ED386191
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jun
Critical Issues in Library Management: Organizing for Leadership and Decision-Making. Papers from the Thirty-Fifth Allerton Institute. Occasional Papers, Nos. 198/199.
Allen, Bryce L., Ed.; Weech, Terry L., Ed.
This is a collection of six papers on critical issues in library management presented at the annual Allerton Park Conference (35th, October 24-26, 1993) sponsored by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Graduate School of Library and Information Science. The first paper, "Learning about Leadership: What Works in Modern Organizations" (Barbara B. Moran) covers current concepts relevant to those seeking to provide leadership in libraries. The second paper, "The Leader as Decision-Maker: When Centralized Decisions Become Imperative" (Herbert S. White) discusses characteristics of the library director and the need for decision-making. The third paper, "Staff as Decision-Makers: The Merits of Decentralized Decision-Making" (Maurice P. Marchant) provides an alternate view of library personnel as important contributors to the decision- making process. The fourth paper, "Making Human Resource Decisions" (Richard E. Rubin) focuses on identifying information sources, as well as psychological and social factors, involved in human resource decisions. The fifth paper, "The Role of Leadership in Planning: A Frank and Candid Analysis of the Realities of Planning in the Public Sector" (Nancy Bolt) examines advantages and disadvantages of five planning processes. The sixth paper, "Remembrances of Things Past" (Tom Eadie) addresses the environment in which leadership and decision-making occurs. All papers contain references. (AEF)
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Decision Making, Human Resources, Information Sources, Leadership, Library Administration, Library Directors, Library Personnel, Library Planning, Public Sector, Social Influences, Work Environment
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Graduate School of Library and Information Science.