Competencies required by female leaders in University libraries: The library of the University of Gävle
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Title: Competencies required by female leaders in University libraries- The library of the University of Gävle
Level: Second cycle, Final assignment for Master Degree in Business Administration
Author: Yuanyuan Yang and Jun Wang
Supervisor: Maria Fregidou-Malama and Pär Vilhelmson
Date: 2013 - June
Purpose: This study focus on female leadership in University library. We aim to investigate which competencies are required by female leader in Swedish University libraries.
Method: This is a single case study. Data were collected from Gävle University through questionnaire with all the staffs of the library and face-to-face interview with the chief librarian and three librarians. Quantitative data were analyzed with Microsoft Excel.
Result & Conclusion: Male and female should possess the same competencies. There is not any competency required only by female. However, female are considered have advantage in interpersonal effectiveness.
Suggestions for further study: This research was done in a small size library; it could be interesting to investigate in this research in bigger size library. Besides, it could be also interesting to extend this research to other countries which has different culture with Sweden, to investigate how gender issue affects female chief librarian development.
Keyword: gender, leadership, librarian, female, competencies
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 83 p.
gender, leadership, librarian, female, competencies
Economics and Business
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-14900Archive number: FE1: 72/2013OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-14900DiVA: diva2:637042
Subject / course
Business administration – master’s programme (one year)
Fregidou-Malama, MariaVilhelmson, Pär