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The Library of the Future: a scenario-based approach.

Oliver, J., Reid, M. and Gray, K., 2023. The Library of the Future: a scenario-based approach. Journal Of Library Administration, 63 (1), 27-41.

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DOI: 10.1080/01930826.2022.2146439


The changing dynamics, uncertainties and operating environments of many library services across the globe make it difficult for leadership teams to develop strategic plans. This article presents empirical findings on a scenario-planning project that sought to develop a mission, vision and strategy for the House of Commons Library Service in UK Parliament. Set in the context of a major £6bn Restoration and Renewal programme, it demonstrates how Scenario Planning was used to manage significant levels of uncertainty and develop a long-term strategic direction that sought to deliver high-quality Library Services provision over the next 10 years.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Library Leadership; Managing Uncertainty; Scenario Planning; Strategy Development; Strategic Intent
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:37799
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:19 Apr 2023 13:35
Last Modified:19 Apr 2023 13:35


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