The NEFLIN member in this month’s spotlight Chabha Hocine, facilitator of the NEFLIN Management Interest Group.
Chabha is Assistant Regional Librarian at the Volusia County Public Library that marks her first position in the public sector as she relocated to FL in 2017. Prior to this move, Chabha spent her entire adult life in academia as a librarian and a professor: Director of Library Services at Palmer College of Chiropractic and Logan University with a focus on Evidence-Based Education, and Student’s learning. Chabha brings to librarianship years of experience in leadership and management, teaching at college and university levels, curriculum development, and research. Chabha served at different times on numerous committees and has been active in national and international organizations.
Chabha’s research focuses on Organizational Change and resistance to change with special attention to employees’ perceptions about change and leadership. She has a keen interest in understanding users’ attitudes towards learning, the role of libraries in developing information literate communities, and support programs to enhance information retrieval.
Chabha earned her Bachelor in Jurisprudence from the University of Algiers, Algeria. She earned an MA in Interdisciplinary French Studies in 2001 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). She has an extensive experience in teaching Foreign Languages: French and Francophone Literature, French Cinema and Theater, and Humanities. She earned her MLIS from UIUC in 2008.
Chabha’s goal is to facilitate a progressive movement in librarianship, to contribute in building the community of learners, to promote and support life-long learning by building bridges between knowledge communities through communication, collaboration, programming, and leadership.
Organizational Change and Resistance to Change,
Cynicism and failure to change,
Managing resistance to change,
Librarians’ advocacy/participatory role in improving communities, and
Physical and Virtual learning spaces.
Thank you, Chabha, for helping to get our new Management Interest Group off to a good start!