The purpose of this article is to examine how library associations have adapted to recent technological changes, and how this affects networking among members, providing professional development opportunities, and advocating for the profession and their users.
The author examines 12 challenges facing library associations.
The paper proposes that library associations should base their organization around the three principles of sensemaking, influencing, and sharing stories.
The paper provides a useful insight into the problems of change management for library associations from the viewpoint of an experienced library professional.
Abram, S. (2006), "Technoschism: the real world and libraries, librarians and our associations: A view from Canada", Library Management, Vol. 27 No. 1/2, pp. 14-25. https://doi.org/10.1108/01435120610647910Download as .RIS
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