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Title: Theory, research and practice in library management 1 : flexibility
Authors: Walton, Graham
Keywords: libraries
library management
flexible organizations
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Citation: WALTON, G., 2007. Theory, research and practice in library management 1 : flexibility. Library management, 28 (3), pp. 165-171
Abstract: 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.
Description: 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
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/3233
ISSN: 0143-5124
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