Change Management in Academic Libraries: An Experience

Md. Milan Khan

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Change is so fundamental to all things in the world that it is the most important obstacle to overcome in a game of survival of the fittest. Change management in the world entails most importantly both human and equipment. Change Management is vital for the survival and development of any organization. Libraries and information services face many challenges from rapidly changes in the information environment. This paper explains the model of change levers in the library management. Academic libraries are facing various aspects of challenges both externally and internally. Observes that change in quality, marketing, technology and costs are much visible and change in strategy, structure, human resource management and leadership are less visible. Conclude that change in management of libraries is inevitable.


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Change Management, Structural Change, Marketing, and Leadership.

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