POSITIONING LIBRARIES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY: ALIGNING YOUR STRENGTHS WITH ORGANIZATIONAL SUCCESS 21世紀圖書館的定位：將優勢結合機構的成功 LI Haipeng University Librarian Hong Kong Baptist University March 18, 2012 The 10th Annual Library Leadership Institute Preserving our Past: Creating our Future Hong Kong. 16-20 March 2012. TIMES OF CHANGE Changing times Information explosion Increasing demands Technological development Changing environments Educational reform Millennial generation Global city gleemsworld.wordpress.com TIMES OF CHANGE Changing institutions Institutional transformation Adapt to Learning, teaching and research Changing libraries Role of libraries Collections Services ideachampions.com INSTITUTIONAL/ORGANIZATIONAL MISSION Mission of Institution Higher Education Learning, teaching and research Role of Library Support learning, teaching & research Provide quality service Build quality collection ORGANIZATIONAL SUCCESS How to achieve organizational success Align library’s goals with mission of institution Learning, teaching, research, service shutterstock.com ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR Examine organizational behavior - Squeeky wheel gets the grease (叫轮得到油) - Leading bird gets shot at (枪打出头鸟) dpchallenge.com northernwoodlands.org ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR Organizational behavior organizational behavior has to do with how people behave in an organization, and how their behavior affects the organization’s performance http://www.sodahead.com/ SELF ASSESSMENT Assess individual behavior Type Diversity utsa.edu Self-Rating Scale Frames http://www.leebolman.com/frames_selfrating_scale.htm Lee G. Bolman, Ph.D. Professor and Marion Bloch/Missouri Chair in Leadership Bloch School of Management University of Missouri-Kansas City SELF ASSESSMENT Individual behavior Complex – attitude, personality, perception, motivation, culture Different – each person is unique Integration – individual and organizational northernwoodlands.org SELF ASSESSMENT create awareness about personality and behavioral types, determine how people fit within an organization, what their communication styles are, if they make effective leaders, how they influence organizational behavior. LIBRARY ENVIRONMENT Library as organizations External influence: Political/economic, Geographical, Cultural Parent organizations Complex structures takoi.edu.hk ABOUT YOURSELF Know yourself Be confident Take initiative Reach out Build network Each individual is a talent Seize the opportunity Assess yourself coolcoolbird.blogspot.com CHANGING LIBRARY, CHANGING LANDSCAPE: HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY LEARNING COMMONS Thank you! Questions?