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Bold Minds : Library leadership in a time of disruption, Hardback Book

Bold Minds : Library leadership in a time of disruption Hardback

Edited by Margaret Weaver, Leo Appleton



Are librarians andlibraries relevant in the 21st century?

This is a fundamental question and onethat presents differing opinions across the many diverse information sectors.

Ifthere is a continuing need for libraries and for librarians, then how do libraryleaders obtain strategic support when there appears to be a lack of clarity orunderstanding about the very purpose of libraries at a time when economically,libraries are under pressure to develop new business models and be morecommercially focused?Bold Minds: Library leadership in a time ofdisruption brings togetherinternational leaders who frame many aspects of the current library provisionand who carry responsibility for the library models of the future to consider howlibrarians and libraries can be a driving force in a time of disruptiveeconomic, technological and cultural change. Each chaptercritically presents a short leadership provocation regarding libraries and theirpurpose, encompassing strategic impact, culture change, engagement, diversity, servicedelivery, collections, staff skills and professional training andassessing what it means for leaders, their sectors and organisations, and howthey have developed their personal leadership signature.

This book will beinvaluable to library and information professionals in a range of public andprivate sector libraries as well as policy makers in services where librariesare a component.

It will also be useful for students, educational establishments, and IT professionals with an information management element to their work.



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