Shared vision is a component of leadership that fosters innovation through buy-in at all levels of the organization. It is often evident in circumstances people see a need for innovation but do not have the power to make changes on their own. Many librarians in academic institutions that were early adopters of distance learning envisioned a need for new services that were tailored to off-campus students. This study examines shared vision among librarians through a content analysis of planning documents from early distance learning library programs. It offers a shared vision model relevant to the study and application of leadership.
Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning
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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning on 14 April, 2009, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/15332900902794872.
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Casey, A.M. (2009). Distance learning librarians: Their shared vision. Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning. 3(1), 3-22. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/15332900902794872