International Journal of
Library and Information Science

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Lib. Inf. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2537
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLIS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 232

Article in Press

Libraries Managing Technological Change in Digital Era: A Study of selective Indian Universities

MANGI LEELA DHAR and Lalotra Seema

  •  Accepted: 19 June 2014
Change is essential activity of library’s spiral cycle as library is a growing organism and hence to manage it, is a vital and tedious task. In this paper we want to suggest a mechanism of change management which can focus that change management was relevant not only in the initial phase, but also in the development phase of the library’s spiral cycle and is a continuous process. The ultimate goal of this work is to promote a better understanding of the process of Change Management in libraries. This research paper describes the management of technological change with in the staff of libraries of Indian State Universities. It describes how much placate staff is with the technology and how much they resist change and reasons for their resistance including their perceptions for uncertainty. It also describes librarians’ role and strategies adopted by them to manage technological change. It further describes the role of communication in managing technological change. Exchange of ideas, thoughts, opinions, etc. can be regarded as an effective tool in digitized environment to lead staff and change proficiently and successfully

Keywords: University Libraries, Change Management, Library Management, Change Management Models