Saddling the whirlwind: exploring an organizational culture of a hybrid library

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Matveyeva, Susan J.
Deyoe, Nancy

Matveyeva, Susan J., Deyoe, Nancy. Saddling the Whirlwind: Exploring an Organizational Culture of a Hybrid Library. In: Brick & Click Libraries: Proceedings of an Academic Library Symposium. Maryville: Northwest Missouri State University, 2006, p. 82-87.


How to cope with the whirlwind of changes with no additional staff or money? The small cataloging unit seeks the answer on this familiar question in its organizational culture that includes a “team” and “hierarchical” components. Both cultures are considering as the internal resource which can be directed to fulfill the growing demands for services from cataloging clients. The presentation clarifies the roles of “team” and “hierarchical” cultures in the process the initiation, development, and implementation of new cataloging services into daily operations as well as their usage for special projects.

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The conference paper and the presentation to Brick & Click Symposium.