Workplace Culture in Academic Libraries

Written By Kelly Blessinger
Workplace Culture in Academic Libraries
  • Publsiher : Elsevier
  • Release : 11 February 2013
  • ISBN : 1780633688
  • Pages : 388 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Workplace Culture in Academic Libraries written by Kelly Blessinger which was release on 11 February 2013, this book published by Elsevier. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: 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. Includes the most current best practices and models in academic libraries Represents the viewpoints of both the employee and manager Focuses on the academic library as workplace rather than as a service provider

Workplace Culture in Academic Libraries

Workplace Culture in Academic Libraries
  • Author : Kelly Blessinger,Paul Hrycaj
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2013-02-11
  • Total pages : 388
  • ISBN : 1780633688
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Summary : 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: ...

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