Well, the library is alive and kicking, books are flying off the shelves and into the arms of the students of Rockford Manor, imaginations are spurred on by the ink on each page as yet another treasure is uncovered, a mystery, a love story, the comedian, the depths of darkness where vampires reign supreme, this […]

Final Reflection

Final Reflection This course has been instrumental to reviewing my own perceptions of management and the processes that belie it. In Stud Terkel’s book, ‘Working’, he draws on Freud’s infamous saying: “lieben und arbeiten are the two moving impulses of man”. Freud asseverates that, “his work gives him a secure place a portion of reality, […]

Week 12: Reflecting on reflecting

Plath, Sylvia, 1977. Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams. London: Faber and Faber Limited.   Context p.92,93   ‘The issues of our time which preoccupy me at the moment are the incalculable genetic effects of fallout and a documentary article on the terrifying, mad, omnipotent marriage of big business and the military in America […]

Week 10: Marketing and Communications

Rowley, J. (2003). Information marketing: Seven questions. Library Management, 24(1), 13-19. Retrieved from Alshare, K. (2011). Business communications skills in information systems curricula perspectives if is educators and students. Journal of Education for Business, 86(3), 186-194. Marketing and Branding is essential to library culture if we are to keep libraries afloat. We have customers at multiple levels, vantage […]

Week 9: Innovation and Change Management

Managing and Organizations: An Introduction to Theory and Practice: Third Edition (2011) by Stewart R Clegg, Martin Kornberger, and Tyrone Pitsis; Sage Publications: UK. Ch. 10 Being an Information Innovator Rowley, Jennifer (2010) Facet Publishing; Chapter 1: innovation and entrepreneurship in information organizations Olson, J. A. (1999). What academic librarians should know about creative thinking. The […]

Week 7: Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management

Gray Southon, F. C., Todd, R. J. and Seneque, M. (2002), Knowledge management in three organizations: An exploratory study. J. Am. Soc. Inf. Sci., 53: 1047–1059. doi: 10.1002/asi.10112 Chun Wei, C. (2000). Working with knowledge: how information professionals help organisations manage what they know. Library Management, 21(8), 395. Joanna O’Riordan, A Review of Knowledge Management in the Irish Civil […]