The Factors Influencing American Academic Library Directors' Approaches to Setting Goals for Change in the Information Age

Zhixian Yi
Chinese Librarianship: an International Electronic Journal   unpublished
The purpose of this study is to examine more significant factors influencing approaches used by academic library directors to set goals for change in the information age. The collected quantitative and qualitative data were analysed using chi-square test and correlation analysis. The results of chi-square tests show that only three predictors-gender, library type, and number of different library professional positions-significantly influenced directors' approaches used. However, the other
more » ... er, the other independent variables did not make any difference. The correlation results demonstrate that gender, education level, years of present positions, total years of directorship, total years of library service, number of various professional positions, number of subordinates, number of library branches, library type, and library size were significant factors. However, the predictor of age did not make any difference. The results may help directors and librarians better understand various significant factors influencing the approaches used to set goals for change.