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Explores the implications of one model associated with the changing business environment, for the nature of information management and the role of the information manager. Peters′ model of a successful business is characterized by an organization which: has niche oriented market creators;...
Accelerating technology and market changes are creating many new employment opportunities and career challenges. With such changes, viable career development strategies are needed. Through a review of the goal setting and need assessment process, and numerous executive development practices,...
Describes the library and information course at Manchester′s Department of Library and Information Studies which has recently been updated to present the course as a crucial part of (not a prelude to) a career, and help students to decide on their career hopes. Discusses the Career Development...
Presents results from investigations into the information labour market, library school students′ work preferences and orientations. Also presents the ordinary citizen′s view of librarians and library work. These investigations show that Danish library school students have changed their work...
Describes an approach to management development by undertaking an MBA programme. Examines the various programmes on offer and looks at the difficulties involved in their pursuit. Relates the author′s own experiences of pursuing an MBA and the advantages gained, both for the library and...
The arrival of continuing professional development (CPD) in the public consciousness of librarianship is a relatively new phenomenon, spurred on by rapid change in the information sector, “technological push”, obsolescence of initial professional qualifications and societal changes. Outlines the...
Compares the pattern of a career in the late 1960s, with a career pattern today. Outlines some of the opportunities and associated problems which might be encountered by anyone who wishes to progress in the career stakes.
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