Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to offer a number of reflections based on the personal experience of working as a librarian in Vietnam. Design/methodology/approach – The approach is subjective and is based on the author's observations and conclusions as a project consultant to several philanthropic projects in Vietnam. Findings – The paper briefly describes these library projects and then discusses some of the more significant professional and personal challenges and rewards they involved. Practical implications – The paper provides some practical guidance on approaches to project management across cultures and on issues specific to library project management and consulting in Vietnam. Originality/value – The paper is both a contribution to the small body of literature on the impact of philanthropic assistance and projects on libraries in Vietnam, as well as a personal narrative on the experience of working as a professional librarian in another culture. Copyright © 2009 European Council for High Ability
CitationRobinson, M. (2007). Consulting across cultures: Librarians and project management in Vietnam. Library Management, 28(4/5), 252-261.
- National cultures
- Project management
- University libraries