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4th Edition

Management Basics for Information Professionals

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ISBN 9781783304523
Published February 28, 2020 by Facet Publishing
352 Pages

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Book Description

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

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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.