This study examined the definitions and characteristics of TQM, procedures, problems and benefits of TQM and investigated the cases in U.S.A. and U.K. in a n.0, pplying TQM to libraries. It is necessary that libraries and information centers should a n.0, pply TQM for management innovation in order to overcome present and future crisis. As a result of study, there are three suggestions as follows. First, To be developed the TQM model for various types of libraries by national or library world. Second, To conduct TQM successfully in libraries and information centers, it is necessary to comprising the elements as follows. 1) Vision, committment and leadership of top management 2) Change of library's organizational culture 3) Learning and training of organizational members 4) Interests and participation of organizational members 5) Empowering and respecting people 6) Rewards for performance and accomplishments 7) Benchmarking 8) Measurement of performance and benefits. Third, TQM activities in libraries are developed into quality movement.
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