"Without bibliography the records of civilization would be an uncharted chaos of miscellaneous contributions to knowledge, unorganized and inapplicable to human needs."
Luther H. Evans Librarian of Congress 1945-1953
The purpose of this bibliography is to provide a record that facilitates access to the literature on professional consultation and organizational change in a form useful to consultants, researchers and graduate students, and administrators. The interest in charting this path through the literature of consultation and organizational change was stimulated by our observations of the rapid expansion of information and research findings in the field over the past three decades.
At a time when the volume of available knowledge is expanding exponentially, numerous practitioners, field-based researchers, and administrators in the field are confronted with major challenges of synthesizing and systematically applying seemingly relevant and valuable knowledge to facilitate individual, group, and organizational change. The complexities of the challenges are often compounded by time pressures and the variable and dispersed nature of the locations of that knowledge which make access and staying current difficult. This record is designed to address these challenges. It is our hope that this bibliography will prove useful to those professionals involved in the field of consultation and organizational change, and also provide a point of departure for further study.