Growth of the African Library and Information Services (LIS) Sector through Dynamic Leadership

Hikwa, Lawton (2011) Growth of the African Library and Information Services (LIS) Sector through Dynamic Leadership.

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Paper presented at the LIASA 2011 Conference, 3 ? 7 October 2011, East London International Convention Centre, Eastern Cape Province, Republic of South Africa,The present rates of growth and development clearly show, without doubt, that the majority of African states will not meet most of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015. This paper attempts to review and analyse formal and informal leadership in the LIS sector in Africa, bringing out some elements that can and/or cannot support dynamic leadership. Dynamic leadership generally, plays an important role in agenda setting, the apportionment of resources and the setting of action lines. Contemporary LIS in Africa are a remnant of a colonially imposed modus operandi. This has tended to perpetuate to this day albeit with some LIS emerging as elitist and entrenched in the interests of some leadership. The paper also addresses scenarios presented by modern trends of transactional and transformational leadership of the LIS sector in Africa.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Library and Information Services,Leadership
Divisions: Universities > State Universities > National University of Science and Technology
Depositing User: Mr. Edmore Sibanda
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2015 15:44
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2015 15:44

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