ERIC Number: ED452873
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
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Changing Our Future: Issues in Leadership and Management Skills and the Information Profession.
This paper explores the issues and opportunities for information providers in a digital environment where the skills of management of change and leadership are necessary to create vital and healthy organizations. The first section discusses challenges of the digital environment and skills for the information profession, including the impact of technology, the changing role of the library, and core skills for library staff (e.g., management, information technology, teamwork, strategic thinking, and customer service skills). The second section describes how the State Library of Victoria (Australia) is addressing these challenges with staff and management development programs, including: (1) staff workshops on information service values related to customers, knowledge, teamwork, collections, and environment; (2) staff, leadership, and management training focusing on communication/interpersonal, marketing/promotion, technology self/team management, change management, problem-solving, mission/vision/values, and task-specific skills, as well as five leadership values (self-awareness, stands in the future, customer focus, collaborative spirit, and bias for action); and (3) management development training developed in collaboration with the University of Melbourne and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University. The third section covers ways of thinking about organizations and managers, including organizations as many things at once and the roles of managers and leaders. (Contains 17 references.) (MES)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Administrator Role, Foreign Countries, Information Services, Information Technology, Job Skills, Leadership Training, Library Administration, Library Cooperation, Library Personnel, Library Role, Management Development, Staff Development, State Libraries
For full text: http://www.alia.org.au/conferences/alia2000/proceedings/prue .mercer.html.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Australia