Workplace culture refers to conditions that collectively influence the work atmosphere. These can include policies, norms, and unwritten standards for behavior. This book focuses on various aspects of workplace culture in academic libraries from the practitioners' viewpoint, as opposed to that of the theoretician. The book asks the following questions: What conditions contribute to an excellent academic library work environment? What helps to make a particular academic library a great place to work? Articles focus on actual programs while placing the discussion in a scholarly context. The book is structured into 14 chapters, covering various aspects of workplace culture in academic libraries, including: overview of workplace culture, assessment, recruitment, acclimation for new librarians, workforce diversity, physical environment, staff morale, interaction between departments, tenure track/academic culture, mentoring/coaching, generational differences, motivation/incentives, complaints/conflict management, and organizational transparency.
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing Ltd
Number of pages: 388
Weight: 660 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 20 mm
"All aspects of workplace culture in libraries are addressed in this timely and readable volume that covers a range of relevant topics...useful for all university library staff, especially those in supervisory roles, and I recommend it for purchase by academic libraries to assist staff in improving the library workplace for all employees."--Australian Library Journal,September 2 2014 The book makes us aware of what we usually ignore or gloss over in our everyday working environment, to question where it might be hindering staff and the service they offer, and of finding ways of enhan--Managing Information
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