An Introduction to Systems Thinking for Librarians

Timothy Peters
Systems thinking moves beyond the traditional view of the world as individual parts to be analyzed and understood toward a view of the world as an interactive, interlinked network working toward a common goal. All the parts of a system are inseparable from one another, making an understanding of the entire system essential to success. The academic library is a perfect example of an interlinked, interoperable system. The writings of systems thinker Barry Oshry provide insight into proper system
more » ... peration and can be helpful to individuals seeking to create healthy library organizations.
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