An exploratory case study of leadership for organizational agility in a consortium of small private college libraries

Advances in Library Administration and Organization

ISBN: 978-1-84950-579-6, eISBN: 978-1-84950-580-2

ISSN: 0732-0671

Publication date: 30 October 2009

Abstract

Are library consortia agile organizations? That is, do they have the leadership capacity to respond quickly to or drive change in complex environments? To explore the related issues of library consortium agility and leadership, the author developed a case study of the Ohio Private Academic Libraries (referred to hereafter as OPAL) consortium, 1998–2007. This chapter describes the OPAL experience and summarizes her findings, conclusions, and recommendations.

Citation

Mulhern, J.K. (2009), "An exploratory case study of leadership for organizational agility in a consortium of small private college libraries", Williams, D.E., Nyce, J.M. and Golden, J. (Ed.) Advances in Library Administration and Organization (Advances in Library Administration and Organization, Vol. 28), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 59-79. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0732-0671(2009)0000028005

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