|Development: What's in it for you?
||Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to advocate for the importance of staff support for library development activities.
Design/methodology/approach – This paper discusses basic fund raising principles and how staff can contribute.
Findings – T...
|Innovation and entrepreneurship
||Purpose – This article aims to discuss the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship in today's economic environment and why such activities should be part of leadership.
Design/methodology/approach – The article references journals and confer...
|Leading Results: The importance of visibility
||Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the benefits of being visible in stewardship of an organization and the resources invested.
Design/methodology/approach – The paper looks at the concepts of management by walking around and Gemba...
|Leading Results: Mentoring in Tough Financial Times
||Purpose - This paper discusses the importance of great mentoring to those with financial responsibilities during tough economic times.
Design/methodology/approach - This paper pulls from field literature two sets of attributes and considerations of ...
|Making the case for in-house training
||Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide the structure needed to create an in-house training program for libraries as a means for improving staff competencies during periods of economic problems.
Design/methodology/approach – The paper pu...
|Providing the ethical example
||Purpose – This paper aims to discuss the importance of maintaining an ethical point of view especially in times of economic uncertainty.
Design/methodology/approach – This paper presents some definitions of ethical behavior and reminds the reader ...
|Re-conceiving Entrepreneurship for Libraries: Collaboration and the Anatomy of a Conference
||For librarians who have worked in the field and have become innovative out of necessity, developing and creating entrepreneurial activities are not unusual. Perhaps recognizing and celebrating those achievements could change common perspectives on th...
|Sounding off About Noise
||Noise in a community college library can be part of the nature of the environment. It can also become a huge distraction for those who see the library as their sanctuary for quiet study and review of resources. This article describes the steps that...
|Strategic positioning for staff realignment
||Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to discuss the process and options available to conduct a staff realignment exercise. By approaching financial changes to the organization strategically, staff can be repurposed instead of being made redundant.
|Taking a Step Back, To Move Forward
||During the last three years, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro has undertaken
three separate de-duplication projects that involved the de-selection of resources based on their
availability through certain methods of electronic access. ...
|Talk about change
||Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to discuss the importance of having conversations with staff regarding organizational change and financial futures.
Design/methodology/approach – This article refers to several relevant works already published....
|Using Evidence for Library Space Planning.
||Faced with expanding collections and a rise in student population, Jackson Library, the main library of the University Libraries at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, made the decision to hire a space consultant in order to repurpose exi...
|The value of transparency
||Purpose – This paper seeks to discuss the need for transparency in leadership during tough financial times.
Design/methodology/approach – This point-of-view is enhanced with related literature references from the business community.
Findings – ...
|Weeding with a Repurpose
||As academic library collections grow so do the space needs of other activities and purposes. Traditional uses of space are changing and the library as an organization must prioritize and promote re-purposing space as needed. These conflicting space...
|Workplace Information Literacy: A Neglected Priority for Community College Libraries
||Community and technical colleges have long been sites for educating two groups of students: those going on to baccalaureate education and those seeking degrees in vocational-technical fields. If there are specialized programs of information literacy ...