Library Management: Volume 40 Issue 5


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Evaluating national library mission statements in Ibero-America

Ana Reyes Pacios, María Pilar Pérez-Piriz

The purpose of this paper is to review the websites of 22 national libraries in Ibero-America to determine whether and how effectively they display these organisations 

Libraries as bureaucracies: a SWOT analysis

Chelsea Jordan-Makely

Bureaucracy in libraries is typically presented in terms of six banal characteristics originally identified by the historian Max Weber at the turn of the twentieth…


A bibliometric services workshop for subject librarians

Kimberly R. Powell, Jennifer J. Elder

The purpose of this paper is to report on the development and analysis of an internal bibliometric services workshop for subject librarians. Primary goals of the workshop…

Extending McKinsey’s 7S model to understand strategic alignment in academic libraries

Andrew Martin Cox, Stephen Pinfield, Sophie Rutter

The purpose of this paper is to conceptualise the issues of alignment for changing academic libraries by using and extending McKinsey’s 7S model.


An evaluation of community-managed libraries in Liverpool

Charlie Smith

Community libraries now constitute a significant proportion of library provision in the UK; however, there is relatively little research on how the transfer to this model…

Project management in higher education: a grounded theory case study

Seth Porter

This paper analyzes project and portfolio management within a major research library, while it was undergoing a complete physical renovation and reinvention of programs…

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