Library Management and Technical Services: The Changing Role of Technical Services in Library Organizations, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Library Management and Technical Services

The Changing Role of Technical Services in Library Organizations, 1st Edition

By Jennifer Cargill


164 pages

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This exciting volume explores the role of technical services functions and organizational structure as forces in the library change process. It provides practical information to help administrators make decisions about how their libraries are organized and managed. As libraries change in many ways--organizational structure, design of jobs, managerial philosophy, responsibilities of professionals, and the impact of automation--librarians in technical services, administrators, and personnel officers--need guidance in meeting the new challenges in order to continue providing thorough efficient services. Professionals from a variety of library environments address the pertinent issues of automation, personnel matters, education, management techniques, and the role of technical services within the total library community.

Table of Contents

Contents Introduction

  • Technical Services in the Mission of the Library: The “Back Room” Performers
  • The Evolutionary Role of Technical Services
  • Leadership Versus Management in Technical Services
  • Interaction of Public and Technical Services: Collection Development as Common Ground
  • Changing Staffing Patterns in Technical Services Since the 1970s: A Study in Change
  • Staff Considerations in Technical Services: The Chameleon Approach
  • Staffing Technical Services in 1995
  • Reshaping Technical Services for Effective Staff Utilization
  • Educating Librarians and Support Staff for Technical Services
  • Impact of Automation on Technical Services
  • Notable Literature of the 1980s for Technical Services
  • Reference Notes Included

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Library & Information Science / General