Innovation and the Library: The Adoption of New Ideas in Public Libraries (Google eBook)
Greenwood Publishing Group, Jan 1, 1995 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 189 pages
Today's rapidly evolving information-based society demands that public libraries implement planned, proactive, and innovative change to meet patron needs. Rapid, widespread, and substantive change and innovation in public librarianship depends on the ability of public librarians to share in the exchange of new ideas, regardless of the size of their communities. This book explores how managerial innovations are generated and disseminated among public librarians. To examine how new ideas are created and spread among public librarians, the volume focuses on the case of the dissemination of a particular innovation, a set of techniques developed and promoted by a national professional association, which allows public librarians to engage in user-oriented planning, community-specific role setting, and self-evaluation of library performance. This case study is placed within a larger context of classical models of the diffusion process and the literature on organizational change and innovation. Drawing on her findings, the author offers suggestions to facilitate public library change.
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How are new ideas disseminated and adopted in the public library profession? Pungitore (Public Librarianship, Greenwood Pr., 1989) provides a detailed case study of the particular innovation that has ... Read full review
activities adult American Library Association Baltimore County BCPL Boston Public Library change agent Chapter Charles Robinson collection concept conferences consultants continued decision diffusion of innovations dissemination document effective effort established federal field funding GGSC goals idea identified implementation included individual initial institution Internet interviewed involved journal leadership librarians library agencies library development library directors Library Journal library systems library's long-range planning Lynch major ment national standards NSTF objectives occurred opinion leadership organization organizational change output measures manual participants percent performance measures phase PLA's innovation planning and role planning and role-setting planning committee planning manual planning process PLDP potential adopters problem professional programs Prospo public librarianship Public Library Association responsibility role setting role-setting manual serve smaller libraries smaller public libraries society staff stage Standards Committee subsystems suggested survey task force techniques tion trustees users workshops