NTU (Nanyang Technological University) Library as a Learning Organization

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105765
Title:
NTU (Nanyang Technological University) Library as a Learning Organization
Author:
Tan, Siew Chye Michael; Higgins, Susan Ellen
Citation:
NTU (Nanyang Technological University) Library as a Learning Organization 2002, 52:169-182 LIBRI
Journal:
LIBRI
Issue Date:
2002
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105765
Submitted date:
2005-03-23
Abstract:
With the advent of the Internet and info-communication technologies, academic libraries all over the world have been undergoing rapid changes to take advantage of new technology to meet the information needs of their users. However, the provision of technologies such as digital resources is only part of the management puzzle. The fostering of a learning culture for staff and students is equally important. The Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Library in Singapore had been in the process of developing resources and services in order to better serve the university community since its inception in 1981. The researchers were curious to find out if the NTU library met the criteria of a learning organization. This study concludes that the library had a majority of the characteristics characterising learning organizations. New mindsets had to be cultivated and greater trust fostered amongest the employees to leverage the library's knowledge assets. Individuals had to be rewarded based on their ability to collaborate, champion learning and share knowledge. The managers had to take on new roles to empower their staff to do their best work. Such changes were necessary in order to actualize the goal of becoming a world-class academic library.
Type:
Journal Article (Paginated)
Language:
en
Keywords:
Library and Information Science Education
Local subject classification:
Learning organization; Assessment; Management

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorTan, Siew Chye Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.authorHiggins, Susan Ellenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-03-23T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:34:02Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.date.submitted2005-03-23en_US
dc.identifier.citationNTU (Nanyang Technological University) Library as a Learning Organization 2002, 52:169-182 LIBRIen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105765-
dc.description.abstractWith the advent of the Internet and info-communication technologies, academic libraries all over the world have been undergoing rapid changes to take advantage of new technology to meet the information needs of their users. However, the provision of technologies such as digital resources is only part of the management puzzle. The fostering of a learning culture for staff and students is equally important. The Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Library in Singapore had been in the process of developing resources and services in order to better serve the university community since its inception in 1981. The researchers were curious to find out if the NTU library met the criteria of a learning organization. This study concludes that the library had a majority of the characteristics characterising learning organizations. New mindsets had to be cultivated and greater trust fostered amongest the employees to leverage the library's knowledge assets. Individuals had to be rewarded based on their ability to collaborate, champion learning and share knowledge. The managers had to take on new roles to empower their staff to do their best work. Such changes were necessary in order to actualize the goal of becoming a world-class academic library.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectLibrary and Information Science Educationen_US
dc.subject.otherLearning organizationen_US
dc.subject.otherAssessmenten_US
dc.subject.otherManagementen_US
dc.titleNTU (Nanyang Technological University) Library as a Learning Organizationen_US
dc.typeJournal Article (Paginated)en_US
dc.identifier.journalLIBRIen_US
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