In addition to providing students with a solid foundation in library management, with its structured, practical knowledge this impressive volume will also benefit experienced managers.
Library Management Is Not A New Concept. Evolved With The Inception Of Libraries, Its Original Concept, That Lacked Systematic Procedures And Scientific Application, Has Underwent A Remarkable Change To Cope Up With The Present Era Of Advanced Information Technology Which Demands Of Efficient System And Speedy Service. Telecommunication And Computers Have Given A New Face To Libraries And Its Services.In The Present Book, Library Management, Attempts Have Been To Include All The Latest Informations Related To Library Systems, Procedures, Automation And Various Activities Of The Libraries Which Affect The Readers Service. The Book Is Divided Into Two Volumes Vol. I: Operational (Organisational) Management, Vol. Ii: Personal And Financial Management. In Addition, An Account Of Library Routines And Records Has Been Given In Order To Apprise The Readers Of The Public, Academic And Special Libraries.
Knowing the principles of general management is both useful and necessary for LIS students, but learning management techniques specific to the world of libraries is no less important. Created to fill a surprising educational void, this edited volume focuses on best practices from library management experts teaching in LIS programs across the country. Among the many topics discussed are Classic and contemporary theories of management, and how they apply to the library Human resource planning Marketing and public relations Negotiations, mediation, and financial management of the library Facilities management Information technology management and future trends Change management and organizational culture Ethics and confidentiality In addition to providing students with a solid foundation in library management, experienced managers will also benefit from the structured, practical knowledge included in this impressive volume.
Inherent Strategies in Library Management describes general and specific strategies for libraries based on core library values, and does so through concrete research. Many strategic management books for libraries introduce concepts of business management to the library world, but often neglect traditional library culture and core values. This book reexamines management through the lens of libraries themselves, rather than relying on strategies borrowed from the business world, in an attempt to bring to light the factors and decision-making processes behind how librarians have run their libraries over the past fifty decades. In other words, their decisions can be regarded as inherent management, born naturally from the core foundations, considerations, and operations of libraries. In addition, this book investigates the broad influences of business management theories on libraries, including a discussion on the advantages and disadvantages of their use. Presents management strategies for libraries based on core library values Provides detailed analysis on the effects of business management theories on libraries Lays down the fundamental rules for managing libraries Explains various management analysis methods Bridges the gap between library core values and business efficiency
An essential reference for professionals within the Library and Information Science field, this book provides library managers with the requisite skills to utilize the case study approach as an effective method for problem solving and deliberation. The first chapter discusses the case study as a research tool. The second chapter outlines the processes involved in conducting a case study. An actual case model is presented in the third chapter. The succeeding chapters include case studies written by library management students at Valdosta State University in the USA. The chapters include discussion questions, analyses, and alternative scenarios to provoke further thought and discussion. Written from a practitioners perspective Draws on the authors wide-ranging practical experience as a library director Guides the reader though the case study process
Written by contributors from across the field, this eclectic guide offers best practices suitable for managers in all types of libraries.
|Author||: Brice G. Hobrock|
|Publisher||: Psychology Press|
|Release Date||: 1992|
|ISBN 10||: 9781560242307|
|Pages||: 155 pages|
Provides library managers with the essential information they need to adapt to a whole new set of management issues in the technologically advanced environment.
Examine the nuts and bolts of successful management in today's rapidly evolving libraries! This book is an essential primer for new library managers and directors. In addition to providing an overview of the practical aspects of management, it is a vital reference tool for managing your library and its staff. The Practical Library Manager's informative text and comprehensive bibliographies of print and electronic resources can guide you to solutions to the issues that every fledgling library manager must deal with upon appointment. While there are many publications on library management, The Practical Library Manager is one of very few to focus on the practical issues of staffing and the importance of continuous staff training. Also, unlike other books on the subject, this book features a chapter that points you to relevant management texts originally written for the corporate world rather than the library profession. The Practical Library Manager is the perfect single source to help you: understand the challenges of staffing your library and training your staff explore new technology's impact on library workers and evaluate training programs to help them keep up ensure that your staff has the core competencies they'll need in the current climate build a “virtual library” decide whether your library should join a consortium and much more! In the words of the author: “Today, the most successful libraries in the country are those addressing the needs of both external and internal customers. However, it takes more than technology to change the working relationship between the institution and its customer. The guiding force for change must include a strong and respectful relationship between the library manager and staff. Much of what is written in this book can assist the fledgling manager in creating an environment of trust, teamwork, and respect.”
Library Management Is Not A New Concept. Evolved With The Inception Of Libraries, Its Original Concept, That Lacked Systematic Procedures And Scientific Application, Has Underwent A Remarkable Change To Cope Up With The Present Era Of Advanced Information Technology Which Demands Of Efficient System And Speedy Service. Telecommunication And Computers Have Given A New Face To Libraries And Its Services.
This practical guide explores the different managerial roles at libraries, looking at the levels of managers, what they do, and how they do it. The book will help prepare early and mid-career librarians to step into new roles.