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Theory, research and practice in library management 1 : flexibility

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posted on 26.02.2008, 09:53 by Graham Walton
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to discuss the concept of flexibility as it applies to libraries. Design/methodology/approach – Specific cases are from the literature introduced where libraries have introduced aspects of flexibility. Lessons that can be learned from other sectors regarding flexibility are also presented. Findings – There are three central themes for libraries to address when considering the various theories and research around flexibility: importance of management, human resources issues and the need to know the user. Flexibility has to be managed proactively as a concept in libraries. Originality/value – The paper provides food for thought for library practitioners in the use of flexibility in an increasingly uncertain world.

History

School

  • University Academic and Administrative Support

Department

  • University Library

Citation

WALTON, G., 2007. Theory, research and practice in library management 1 : flexibility. Library management, 28 (3), pp. 165-171

Publisher

© Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Publication date

2007

Notes

This article is Restricted Access. It was published in the journal, Library management [© Emerald] and is available at: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/journals/lm/lm.jsp

ISSN

0143-5124

Language

en

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