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The Art of War for Librarians: Academic Culture, Curriculum Reform, and Wisdom from Sun Tzu

From: portal: Libraries and the Academy
Volume 2, Number 4, October 2002
pp. 529-551 | 10.1353/pla.2002.0081


Any campuswide, organizational change has to address the academy culture found at an institution to be successful. In order for librarians to be effective in initiating information literacy or other educational reforms on campus, they must be seen as equals by faculty—as leaders in higher education, as scholars skilled in teaching, and as vital participants in the governance of their institutions. Failure to recognize the strength of the academy culture leads to failure of the initiative.