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Article: Fostering innovation in library management and leadership: The University of Hong Kong libraries leadership institute

TitleFostering innovation in library management and leadership: The University of Hong Kong libraries leadership institute
Authors
KeywordsHong Kong
Innovation
Leadership
Librarians
Library management
Professional education
Issue Date2007
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/lm.htm
Citation
Library Management, 2007, v. 28 n. 1-2, p. 5-16 How to Cite?
AbstractPurpose - The purpose of this paper is to discuss experiences gained from the introduction of a library leadership institute for Asian academic librarians. Design/methodology/approach - The success of the institute is measured through the evaluations of all participants including, most recently, an attempt to identify challenges faced by academic library leaders, and potential leaders, and assessing how well the institute addresses those challenges. Findings - While evaluations of the institute are highly positive, there appears to be potential for expanding the institute into two streams, one being strictly leadership and the other drawing mainly on management issues. Research limitations/implications - While analysis of institute evaluations and comments demonstrates a great deal of satisfaction, further research should be undertaken to identify long-term benefits gained by participants. Practical implications - The volatile world of information places many challenges on library leaders in the Asia region. The need for strong leadership is apparent as librarians must draw on a range of skills that are not traditionally taught in library schools and are often difficult to develop in the workplace. The benefits of leadership institutes, while limited, do at least plant a seed for new ideas and ways of thinking. Originality/value - The paper provides a through analysis of the only Asian academic library leadership institute. It is useful for others considering establishing a similar institute or for those concerned with library professional development in Asia.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/90408
ISSN
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.642
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dc.contributor.authorEdward, PESen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T10:10:11Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T10:10:11Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_HK
dc.identifier.citationLibrary Management, 2007, v. 28 n. 1-2, p. 5-16en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0143-5124en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/90408-
dc.description.abstractPurpose - The purpose of this paper is to discuss experiences gained from the introduction of a library leadership institute for Asian academic librarians. Design/methodology/approach - The success of the institute is measured through the evaluations of all participants including, most recently, an attempt to identify challenges faced by academic library leaders, and potential leaders, and assessing how well the institute addresses those challenges. Findings - While evaluations of the institute are highly positive, there appears to be potential for expanding the institute into two streams, one being strictly leadership and the other drawing mainly on management issues. Research limitations/implications - While analysis of institute evaluations and comments demonstrates a great deal of satisfaction, further research should be undertaken to identify long-term benefits gained by participants. Practical implications - The volatile world of information places many challenges on library leaders in the Asia region. The need for strong leadership is apparent as librarians must draw on a range of skills that are not traditionally taught in library schools and are often difficult to develop in the workplace. The benefits of leadership institutes, while limited, do at least plant a seed for new ideas and ways of thinking. Originality/value - The paper provides a through analysis of the only Asian academic library leadership institute. It is useful for others considering establishing a similar institute or for those concerned with library professional development in Asia.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
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.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectHong Kongen_HK
dc.subjectInnovationen_HK
dc.subjectLeadershipen_HK
dc.subjectLibrariansen_HK
dc.subjectLibrary managementen_HK
dc.subjectProfessional educationen_HK
dc.titleFostering innovation in library management and leadership: The University of Hong Kong libraries leadership instituteen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailEdward, PES: peters@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1108/01435120710723509en_HK
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dc.relation.referenceshttp://www.scopus.com/mlt/select.url?eid=2-s2.0-33845741114&selection=ref&src=s&origin=recordpageen_HK
dc.identifier.volume28en_HK
dc.identifier.issue1-2en_HK
dc.identifier.spage5en_HK
dc.identifier.epage16en_HK
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridEdward, PES=14022050600en_HK

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