Train, B. and Elkin, J. (2001) Effecting change: reader development projects in public libraries. Library Management, 22 (8/9). pp. 395-403. ISSN 0143-5124
Investigates the growing significance of project-based work in the public library sector, using as an example the field of reader development. Drawing on the Branching Out national reader development initiative (1998-2001), and on input provided by staff in participating authorities and members of the project management team, it examines the role of the project manager. It looks specifically at the requirement of project managers to co-ordinate a piece of work from a central position in the organisational structure. The paper acknowledges the difficulties of managing change, and suggests means of overcoming these, using the Branching Out model. It concludes that cultural and structural change will only be achieved in the longer term with the support and commitment of all staff, which will only be achieved through widespread project dissemination.
|Keywords:||Culture Change; Literacy; Project Management; Public Libraries; Reading|
|Institution:||The University of Sheffield|
|Academic Units:||The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Information School (Sheffield)|
|Depositing User:||Miss Anthea Tucker|
|Date Deposited:||29 Jun 2010 11:09|
|Last Modified:||04 Aug 2010 15:17|