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Library Leadership & Management
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.212
Number of Followers: 227  

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ISSN (Print) 1945-8851 - ISSN (Online) 1945-886X
Published by American Library Association Homepage  [9 journals]
  • Editor's Message

    • Authors: Elizabeth Nelson
      PubDate: 2022-03-14
      DOI: 10.5860/llm.v36i1.7531
      Issue No: Vol. 36, No. 1 (2022)
  • Change Management in Libraries: The Case of the University of Ghana
           Library System (UGLS)

    • Authors: Perpetua S Dadzie, Monica Mensah
      Abstract: In 2018, the University of Ghana Library System (UGLS) experienced an unprecedented rotation of staff within its main library and satellite libraries. The changes were long overdue as the regular rotation of staff by the Human Resource and Organisational Development Directorate (HRODD) somehow, never affected library personnel. Fifty (50) Junior and senior library staff who had been in one position for more than a decade were rotated within the UGLS. This paper reflects on how the change was achieved, the pre- and post- interviews of staff involved, and lessons learned one year later. Findings emphasize the value of communication, the structured process and transparency to make the change easier and implementation smoother. The paper concludes that regular rotation of staff and the management of such change are significant for the development of the UGLS and for the university as a whole. Recommendations for libraries in Ghana and in Africa embarking on similar staff rotation are captured in the paper.
      PubDate: 2022-03-14
      DOI: 10.5860/llm.v36i1.7496
      Issue No: Vol. 36, No. 1 (2022)
  • Assessment of Training and Development of Library Staff in Federal
           University Libraries in Nigeria

    • Authors: Maimuna Izah
      Abstract: The study assessed the training and development strategies employed in federal university libraries. The survey method was adopted for this study using questionnaire as instrument for data collection. The stratified random sampling technique was used to come up with the six federal universities selected from each of the six geopolitical zones in Nigeria. The responses were analysed descriptively using frequency distribution and percentages table, while the inferential statistics were analysed using ANOVA. The result of the study showed that the training strategies most employed by the federal university libraries are on-the job training and skills training. It is recommended that federal university libraries should adopt best practices, by encouraging university library staff to go for training outside the university or abroad to acquire technical skills which can increase their technical abilities and improve their job related competencies
      PubDate: 2022-03-14
      DOI: 10.5860/llm.v36i1.7485
      Issue No: Vol. 36, No. 1 (2022)
  • A View from the Top: Library Leaders’ Predictions for the Future of
           Science Liaison Librarianship

    • Authors: Laura Bolton Palumbo, Jeffra D Bussmann, Barbara Kern
      Abstract: Library leaders at academic institutions in the United States at the level of University Librarians, Library Directors, and Library Deans were surveyed about their predictions for the future of science liaison librarianship and the importance of science subject specialization. Responses from 71 library leaders at institutions ranging from community colleges through large, research intensive universities provide insight into evolving roles for academic science librarians. Key findings include that library leaders perceive functional roles such as data management and scholarly communication growing in importance, yet they are rarely seen as replacing traditional subject-based ones. Subject specialization is still seen by many as a desirable qualification for science librarians, even though smaller institutional size and budget constraints may necessitate a more generalist approach. While there was no consensus on the necessity of science subject specialization, and whether or not science liaison librarianship would retain this characteristic in the future, there was a widespread acknowledgement of the value of liaison relationships with science faculty and others at their institutions.
      PubDate: 2022-03-14
      DOI: 10.5860/llm.v36i1.7511
      Issue No: Vol. 36, No. 1 (2022)
  • A Comprehensive Survey of Research Library Organizational Structure

    • Authors: Michael Peper
      Abstract: Research library structures have grown in size and complexity over the past several decades. There is no single template for how to organize a library in the 21st century, but it is unclear how much variance in structure truly exists between libraries. This study sought to identify the essential features and characteristics of these structures through the collection and analysis of organization charts. Specifically, this study analyzes the roles and position of senior leaders (e.g. Associate University Librarians, Associate Deans, etc.) as well as how scholarly communications activities are positioned within research libraries. Findings indicate wide variance in the structure of senior leadership roles as well as how a relatively recent library function fits with other units.
      PubDate: 2022-03-14
      DOI: 10.5860/llm.v36i1.7514
      Issue No: Vol. 36, No. 1 (2022)
  • Recruiting, Hiring, & On-Boarding Non-MLS Liaison Librarians: A Case

    • Authors: Sarah Robbins, Claire Curry, Amanda Schilling, B N Tweedy
      Abstract: A case study of how the University of Oklahoma Libraries recruited, hired, and then on-boarded three Science Liaison Librarians who held advanced subject degrees but no Masters in Library Science. This study provides suggestions for modifying job postings, interview processes, and on-boarding to appeal to non-MLS subject experts and to fully inform them of the scope of liaison work.
      PubDate: 2022-03-14
      DOI: 10.5860/llm.v36i1.7490
      Issue No: Vol. 36, No. 1 (2022)
  • Library Administrative Core Duties: an Annual Guide for Planning and
           Sequencing Events

    • Authors: Lisa M Smith, Libby E Ingram
      Abstract: Library Administrative duties are varied and complex. While a very large portion of duties require administrators to respond to unique and disparate projects and to develop novel programming and new tasks, a portion of administrative duties are cyclical and can be anticipated on an annual basis. Creating a macro level list of tasks and commitments by utilizing a GANTT chart will allow administrators to more effectively operationalize strategic plans. Additionally, this organizational tool will allow departmental project planners to track staff and funding availability in order to ascertain when additional resources will be available for programming. While the GANTT chart we provide here is not exhaustive, we believe it highlights many of the core tasks and duties performed on an annual, cyclical basis and can serve as the granular planning tool to assist administrators in effectively operationalizing institutional strategic plans.
      PubDate: 2022-03-14
      DOI: 10.5860/llm.v36i1.7518
      Issue No: Vol. 36, No. 1 (2022)
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