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Expectations & Excitations: The Library As A Happening Place, Alan Bernstein Jul 2007

Expectations & Excitations: The Library As A Happening Place, Alan Bernstein

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article discusses the author's experience of conducting a study on how the library meets the expectations of its patrons at the Odum Library at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia.


Organizational Leadership In Academic Libraries : Identifying Culture Types And Leadership Roles, Monica Garcia Brooks Jan 2007

Organizational Leadership In Academic Libraries : Identifying Culture Types And Leadership Roles, Monica Garcia Brooks

Theses, Dissertations and Capstones

The purpose of this study is to identify organizational culture types and leadership roles among research and non-research libraries in higher education institutions in the United States and to reveal trends that can assist in enacting needed organizational change. Organizational culture and leadership are two intertwined concepts that are strongly aligned with the human element of any supervisory experience. According to Crosby, they help “nurture effective and humane organizations” (Crosby, 2004). This research project sought to test the claims brought forth by library researchers such as Kaarts-Brown et al. in which they reported a tie between the library manager’s ability …


Producing Storytime: A Collectivist Analysis Of Work In A Complex Communicative Space, Pamela J. Mckenzie, Rosamund Stooke Jan 2007

Producing Storytime: A Collectivist Analysis Of Work In A Complex Communicative Space, Pamela J. Mckenzie, Rosamund Stooke

FIMS Publications

Storytime programs for young children are ritual events in the everyday life of the public library. This article analyzes data from two such programs to identify and analyze the work carried out by program leaders, their adult and child participants, and other social actors in other settings (e.g., library CEOs) in order to enable the program to happen. The study builds on research on the public library as a physical space and on the library in the life of the user by describing the often invisible literacy, information, and caring work that goes into accomplishing social settings within the physical …