Conference or Event Name
Academic Library Association of Ohio Annual Conference
Academic Library Association of Ohio
Lewis Center, OH
Every library has a distinctive organizational culture with norms, values, rules, beliefs, and basic assumptions that have developed over time and are shared by the people who make up the organization. This culture shapes the perceptions and assumptions of the library’s personnel. A healthy culture can evoke a passion for the work, a loyalty and commitment to the organization’s mission, and a deep-seated belief in the organization’s value.
Libraries with a healthy culture are resilient, responsive, and inclusive. The health of an organization is the responsibility of every member, not just the formal leadership.
Using a combination of graphics and text, this poster presentation informs the viewer, no matter where he or she is in the organization, how to spot the signs of an unhealthy organizational culture and what steps the library can take to move its culture toward good health.
Hicks, Emily A., "How Healthy is Your Library? Diagnosing Culture and Curing the Patient" (2015). Roesch Library Faculty Presentations. 29.