File Download

There are no files associated with this item.

  Links for fulltext
     (May Require Subscription)
Supplementary

Article: Wa! The wú wéi academic librarian

TitleWa! The wú wéi academic librarian
Authors
KeywordsAcademic libraries
Change management
Organizational change
Social environment
Issue Date2008
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/lm.htm
Citation
Library Management, 2008, v. 29 n. 1-2, p. 104-115 How to Cite?
AbstractPurpose - This paper seeks to examine the integration of the Western concept of dynamic equilibrium and wa, the Eastern concept of harmony, and how wú wéi (maintaining centrality, hence, stability, in a dynamic environment) is fundamental to the sustainable development of the library system in a harmonious manner. Design/methodology/approach - The Western concept of self and the Chinese Taoist concepts of change and stability are used to examine the role of the human being - the librarian - in the constantly evolving environment. Findings - The paper finds that four competing values faced by the librarian are based on the needs to adopt internal focus, external focus, flexibility and control. The four competing values generate issues confronting the academic librarian. Frustration - what challenges and pressures do academic librarians currently face in the university environment specifically? History and destiny - what lessons can the history of libraries in universities give us about their future role in the scholarly community? Constraints - what are the possible environmental barriers which might prevent librarians working dynamically in parallel with or ahead of university "strategists", to secure their vision as key players in tomorrow's academy? Conflicting forces from library stakeholders are analysed in a competing values model which encompasses the elements of organisation systems and organisational culture. Originality/value - The competing values framework provides the basis for formulating a research agenda to investigate the central role played by university libraries in the societal development of human-kind.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/135461
ISSN
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.642
References

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorLiu, AMMen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-27T01:35:24Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-27T01:35:24Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_HK
dc.identifier.citationLibrary Management, 2008, v. 29 n. 1-2, p. 104-115en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0143-5124en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/135461-
dc.description.abstractPurpose - This paper seeks to examine the integration of the Western concept of dynamic equilibrium and wa, the Eastern concept of harmony, and how wú wéi (maintaining centrality, hence, stability, in a dynamic environment) is fundamental to the sustainable development of the library system in a harmonious manner. Design/methodology/approach - The Western concept of self and the Chinese Taoist concepts of change and stability are used to examine the role of the human being - the librarian - in the constantly evolving environment. Findings - The paper finds that four competing values faced by the librarian are based on the needs to adopt internal focus, external focus, flexibility and control. The four competing values generate issues confronting the academic librarian. Frustration - what challenges and pressures do academic librarians currently face in the university environment specifically? History and destiny - what lessons can the history of libraries in universities give us about their future role in the scholarly community? Constraints - what are the possible environmental barriers which might prevent librarians working dynamically in parallel with or ahead of university "strategists", to secure their vision as key players in tomorrow's academy? Conflicting forces from library stakeholders are analysed in a competing values model which encompasses the elements of organisation systems and organisational culture. Originality/value - The competing values framework provides the basis for formulating a research agenda to investigate the central role played by university libraries in the societal development of human-kind.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/lm.htmen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofLibrary Managementen_HK
dc.subjectAcademic librariesen_HK
dc.subjectChange managementen_HK
dc.subjectOrganizational changeen_HK
dc.subjectSocial environmenten_HK
dc.titleWa! The wú wéi academic librarianen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0143-5124&volume=29&issue=1/2&spage=104&epage=115&date=2008&atitle=WA!+The+wu+wei+academic+librarianen_US
dc.identifier.emailLiu, AMM:ammliu@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityLiu, AMM=rp01432en_HK
dc.description.naturelink_to_subscribed_fulltext-
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/01435120810844685en_HK
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-37749014731en_HK
dc.identifier.hkuros188757en_US
dc.relation.referenceshttp://www.scopus.com/mlt/select.url?eid=2-s2.0-37749014731&selection=ref&src=s&origin=recordpageen_HK
dc.identifier.volume29en_HK
dc.identifier.issue1-2en_HK
dc.identifier.spage104en_HK
dc.identifier.epage115en_HK
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridLiu, AMM=7402583118en_HK

Export via OAI-PMH Interface in XML Formats


OR


Export to Other Non-XML Formats