Considers the problem of Russian library managers facing the information age. The author reflects on her nine years of management experience of a large institution during a difficult period. The Russian State Library is moving from a totalitarian past to a democratic future. The problems touched on include preparing staff for change and innovation, the differences between leaders and managers, and the new managerial culture introduced by the Internet, which implies decentralisation and self‐management. The article will hopefully contribute to worldwide discussion about the library’s role in the information society and help managers to prepare the ground for transition.
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