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The purpose of this manual is an introduction to the concept of organizational learning for librarians working in for-profit colleges and universities, though the suggestions and ideas herein are applicable to librarians working in a variety of institutions. Information in this manual was collected through a literature review, as well as the author’s original research focusing on organizational learning in libraries of for-profit colleges and universities in the United States. The content of the manual includes why organizational learning is important for libraries, factors that contribute to organizational learning, challenges to organizational learning and strategies to overcome the challenges, and how non-managers can promote organizational learning strategies in their libraries. Implementing the ideas and strategies within the manual could result in libraries that are more prepared to innovate, adapt, and work effectively, better situating them to serve their students and other users.


This manual was originally drafted as a component of an EdD degree from Walden University. The full study is available online: dissertations/5327/