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Managerialism: a threat to professional librarianship?

McMenemy, D. (2007) Managerialism: a threat to professional librarianship? Library Review, 56 (6). pp. 445-449. ISSN 0024-2535

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Abstract

The paper seeks to discuss the potential impact of managerialism on public libraries in the UK, and to suggest a potential methodology to investigate the reality of the situation based on previous works in the field. Proposes that managerialism in libraries and professional librarians are potentially bad fits, and that a broader understanding of the incompatibilities through proper research is necessary if a healthy future for the profession is to be ensured.