In the seven chapters of this book, first published in 1991, the topics of planning and creativity as they apply to the management of academic libraries are discussed fully, with specific examples and detailed guidelines. Topics such as involving all members of the library staff in decision making and encouraging creativity in an unstable work environment are explored, as are new developments like performance measures.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction Kent Hendrickson 2. Building New Futures for Research Libraries Susan Jurow and Duane E. Webster 3. Performance Measures: A Tool for Planning Resource Allocations Patricia M. Kelley 4. Creating Your Library's Future Through Effective Strategic Planning Brice G. Hobrock 5. Creativity and Innovation in an Organized Anarchy Joan R. Giesecke 6. A New Leadership Paradigm: Empowering Library Staff and Improving Performance Maureen Sullivan 7. The Price of Partnership Helen L. Gater 8. Beyond Tomorrow: The Scholar, Libraries, and the Dissemination of Information Irene Hoadley and Sherrie Schmidt