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By D.E. Williams, E.D. Garten

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Quantity 20 comprises very important contributions to the sector from the united kingdom, Germany, and the USA. those take care of the evolving function of the executive info officer, info ethics, library companies at a distance, e-metrics, and non-stop caliber development.

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Such attention to the role of executives and senior administrators with respect to critical issue areas could help avoid the difficulties the CIO role has had over its lifetime to this point. Finally, executive team members, while having specific areas of responsibility, should also recognize and accept that, ultimately, they have a shared responsibility for all areas of an organization, IT included. REFERENCES Bennis, W. (1991). Why leaders can’t lead: The unconscious conspiracy continues. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

1990). What leaders really do. Harvard Business Review (May-June), Reprint 90309. Moholt, P. (1989). What happened to the merger debate? Libraries & Computer Centers: Issues of Mutual Concern (May), 1. Morgan, M. (2001). Traditional companies play with titles. Ann Arbor News, Business Section (June 3), E1. Oblinger, D. (2000). Higher Ed’s new CIO activities lead to new responsibilities. Multiversity (Fall), 17–21. Passino, J. , & Severance, D. G. (1988). The changing role of the chief information officer.

The public library is an institution that promotes informed consent, a vital part of a democratic society. While from this one rightfully may conclude that the library is an important part of a democratic society, it does not follow that the library is a democratic institution. But if it is not democracy, what ideals should govern libraries in the United States? To answer this question I must ask, what ideals support democracy? It is not enough to say that democracy relies on consensus, and consensus is achieved only through an informed public.

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