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Changing the management model

February 5, 2014

Among all the breast-beating and gnashing of teeth about libraries, librarians, and the short shrift these libr* entities have been getting, I find almost no discussion of changing the model of institutional management. Libraries and librarians have evolved much more quickly than the institutions and corporate/governmental structures that house them for the most part, and had the “doing more with less” part down long before “lean management” was a gleam in some consultant’s eye. The flatter organization is coming, one way or another. Lead, follow, or….

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