Critical Management Studies and Librarianship

Critical Perspectives on Library Management Education and Practice

Editor: Silvia Vong

Price: TBD

Expected: May 2024

ISBN: 978-1-63400-142-7

324 pages

Critical Management Studies and Librarianship introduces key concepts in the field of critical management studies (CMS) and critiques dominant theories and concepts in the management field. The aim of CMS is to denaturalize dominant theories in the management field by introducing works and research from other fields (e.g., queer feminist theories, postcolonial studies, critical race theory). This text provides insight through critical perspectives on dominant CMS issues contextualized in LIS management education and practice such as strategic planning, consumer and assessment culture, and management institutes to name a few. In addition, the book includes discussions around approaches to leading using research and literature outside of the business and management literature to redress epistemic injustice in management education and provide inclusive and diverse perspectives on leadership.

Silvia Vong is Head of Public Services librarian at the University of St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto. She is also a PhD candidate at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto. Silvia’s research is focused on examining new public management practices and neoliberal conventions and its impact on anti-racism work and efforts in Canadian universities.