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What do you know about your institution’s organizational culture? How do individuals, collaborative partners, and teams get work done? How are decisions really made? How is change introduced and implemented? How do you know when to go with the flow and when and how to resist or stand your ground? Every workplace is different, but awareness of some common challenges, a set of questions to help librarians interpret what they observe around them and profiles of organizational dynamics in action will support those working to cultivate a professional practice in often complex library environments.


From the book How to Thrive as a Library Professional: Achieving Success and Satisfaction by Susanne Markgren and Linda Miles (ABC-CLIO/Libraries Unlimited, 2020, pp. 41-55). Available here.



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