Management Basics for Information Professionals
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Since its initial publication this text has served as an essential resource for both LIS students and practitioners. Journal of Hospital Librarianship deemed it ‘a librarian’s dream… very forward-thinking.’ The new fourth edition offers an updated, comprehensive examination of the myriad of basic skills effective library managers must exercise throughout their careers.
Throughout, the authors pay close attention to management in ‘new normal’ straitened economic conditions and the pervasive impact of technology on a library manager’s role.
This book, to quote Australian Library Journal, is ‘a recommended text for library science students, but is also an excellent source of information for career librarians wanting to refresh their knowledge of library management in a fastmoving information services environment.’
Table of Contents
Part 1: Background 1. Introduction 2. Environmental Issues 3. Legal Issues 4. Leadership 5. Ethics Part 2: Managerial Functions 6. Accountability, Authority, Power, and Delegation 7. Vision, Mission, and Planning 8. Assessment, Quality Control, and Operations 9. Decision Making 10. Change Management 11. Communication 12. Advocacy and Marketing Part 3: Managing People 13. Staffing 14. Enhancing Performance 15. Managing Diversity 16. Motivating Staff Part 4: Managing Things 17. Managing Money 18. Income Generation 19. Managing Technology 20. Managing Facilities Part 5: Managing Yourself and Your Career 21. Other Managerial Skills 22. Creating Your Career
G. Edward Evans PhD is an award-winning author and Fulbright Scholar. He has been an administrator, researcher, teacher, and writer with extensive administrative experience in private academic libraries such as Harvard University and Loyola Marymount University.