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Gkoutsidou, Maria – Anastasia
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2015-06-12T15:27:31Z
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2015-09-27T05:57:21Z
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2015-06-12
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https://repository.ihu.edu.gr//xmlui/handle/11544/301
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Improving The Organizational Climate And Skill Level For Greek Academic Librarians
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masterThesis
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free
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0
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School of Economics, Business Administration and Legal Studies, MSc in Management
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2010
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Maria – Anastasia Gkoutsidou,2010, Improving The Organizational Climate And Skill Level For Greek Academic Librarians, Master's Dissertation, International Hellenic University
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The present paper is an MSc thesis submitted to the International Hellenic University. This study was designed to explore and describe the performance of Greek academic librarians and their motives for further improvement in their future work. The empirical study took place in Greek academic libraries located in northern Greece. Included were variables of gender, age, education, work experience, training issues and polices regarding libraries as well as how clear the work objective is to the employees. The results of this study showed that most academic librarians required more training and development in order to become more motivated. The research also showed that there are not personnel departments in most Greek academic libraries, so there is a need for library directors to be more informed about the human resource techniques in order to be able to motivate and inspire their employees effectively. That includes good communication with employees, understanding of the employment legislation and the employees‟ needs, providing good working conditions and improving the existing ones and finally providing extra training for the librarians in order to transfer knowledge to users in the best possible way. Greek librarians seem to be disappointed by their jobs, as there is no prospect of development in their current positions. Furthermore, there are some academic libraries that lack the basic funds, so it is very difficult for them to operate properly. Unfortunately, the economic crisis that Greece is facing today has not allowed Greek academic libraries to have an extra department or an extra employee dealing with human resource issues. Additionally, this situation does not allow the library directors to motivate their employees to participate in seminars or training programs, as that would be costly for the organization. Finally, extra bonuses or merit pay for further motivation cannot exist, as libraries do not have the proper number of employees due to the financial situation, and, apart from that, libraries tend to hire employees on short-term contracts without any benefits.
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TABLE OF TABLES ........................................................................................................ 7 ABSTRACT ....................................................................................................................... 2 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ................................................................................................ 3 INTRODUCTION............................................................................................................. 8 LITERATURE REVIEW .............................................................................................. 11 INTRODUCTION....................................................................................................... 11 CONTRIBUTION OF ACADEMIC LIBRARIANS ............................................... 15 POLICIES FOR LIBRARIANS ................................................................................ 15 SKILLS OF AN ACADEMIC LIBRARIAN ........................................................... 16 TRAINING .................................................................................................................. 19 ORGANIZATIONAL CLIMATE ............................................................................. 21 Performance Appraisal.............................................................................................. 22 Merit- based pay ....................................................................................................... 22 METHODOLOGY ......................................................................................................... 26 SAMPLE ...................................................................................................................... 27 RESEARCH INSTRUMENTS .................................................................................. 27 DATA COLLECTION ............................................................................................... 28 RESEARCH GOAL.................................................................................................... 29 ANALYSIS ...................................................................................................................... 30 DATA ANALYSIS ...................................................................................................... 30 Demographics ........................................................................................................... 30 Clarity ....................................................................................................................... 31 Responsibility / Authority ......................................................................................... 33 Flexibility .................................................................................................................. 34 Rewards..................................................................................................................... 35 Teamwork ................................................................................................................. 36 Manager (Library Director) – Employee (Librarian) Relationship .......................... 37 DISCUSSION .............................................................................................................. 39 International Hellenic University / MSc In Management Maria – Anastasia Gkoutsidou 5 CONCLUSION ............................................................................................................... 44 RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FURTHER RESEARCH ............................................ 45 REFERENCES ................................................................................................................ 46 APPENDICES ................................................................................................................. 51 A. Questionnaire for academic library employees ................................................... 51 B. Interview ................................................................................................................. 59 C. Tables and graphs from the SPSS analysis .......................................................... 61
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heal.advisorName
Mihail, Dimitrios
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Mihail, Dimitrios
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Papadopoulos, Chryssoleon
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Katsaliaki, Korina
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School of Economics, Business Administration and Legal Studies, MSc in Management
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ihu
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97
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