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Administration and cross-functional teams in libraries: A case study in failures and solutions

Joy M. Perrin (Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA)
Justin Daniel (Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA)

Library Management

ISSN: 0143-5124

Article publication date: 13 June 2017

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to assist library administration in avoiding cross-functional team pitfalls.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper reports the results of years of cross-fucntiional teams at an academic Library. Reports results of years of cross-functional teams at an academic Library.

Findings

Through shared trial and errors, readers will be able to avoid pitfalls and formulate questions not previously considered for their pursuit of cross-functional teams.

Research limitations/implications

While this is a case study, the lessons learned can be applied at any library where cross-functional teams are considered.

Originality/value

This study provides an account of teams at an academic library spanning a decade. Trials and tribulations are discussed.

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Citation

Perrin, J.M. and Daniel, J. (2017), "Administration and cross-functional teams in libraries: A case study in failures and solutions", Library Management, Vol. 38 No. 4/5, pp. 219-225. https://doi.org/10.1108/LM-08-2016-0066

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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