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Managing Cultural Change

Managing Cultural Change in Public Libraries: Marx, Maslow and Management
by John Pateman and Joe Pateman
Series: Routledge Studies in Library and Information Science

In Managing Cultural Change in Public Libraries, Pateman draws on the ideas of Marx and Maslow to present an
ambitious ‘analytical framework’, which, he says, can be used to create bold public-library strategies, structures, and
systems. Pateman argues for radical—but sustainable—transformations in public libraries.

November 2018: 234×156: 204pp
Hb: 978-1-138-70539-5 | £105.00
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John Pateman

John Pateman has worked in public libraries for 38 years in a number of different roles ranging from Library Assistant to Chief Librarian. John was Chief Librarian of three library systems in the United Kingdom: Hackney, a diverse inner London borough; Merton, a multicultural London suburb; and Lincolnshire, a large rural county. John is currently Chief Librarian and Chief Executive Officer at Thunder Bay Public Library. John was part of the research team, which produced Open to All? The Public Library and Social Exclusion (2000), which informed the Working Together Project (2004–2008) in Canada. John is the author of Developing a Needs Based Library Service (2003), Public Libraries and Social Justice (2010, with John Vincent), and Developing Community-Led Public Libraries (2013, with Ken Williment). His forthcoming publication is Managing Cultural Change in Public Libraries (2018, with Joe Pateman). John writes a column-–“Open to All?”—for Open Shelf, the OLA online journal, which explores barriers to library use and how to reduce or remove them. John is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, and he received the National Culture Award from the Cuban government for his work in support of Cuban libraries. John was a founding member of Information for Social Change and the Cuban Libraries Solidarity Campaign. He is a member of the CFLA Truth and Reconciliation Committee and the Progressive Librarians Guild Co-ordinating Committee.

Managing Cultural Change in Public Libraries Marx, Maslow and Management book cover


Foreword by Ken Williment; Foreword by John Vincent;



Chapter One: Introduction

Chapter Two: Analytical Framework ;

Chapter Three: The Traditional Library ;

Chapter Four: The Community Led Library ;

Chapter Five: The Needs Based Library ;

Chapter Six: Conclusions and Ways Forward ;

Appendix; Index

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