First published in 1993, this volume explains the diverse and numerous management skills required to run a special library. Whether the unit is within a private or public company, a charity, a research organization, governmental department or a professional association, the manager of that unit has to cope with problems and decisions that range from staffing, recruitment and training to budgeting, purchasing, PR and marketing. This book, with contributions from practising information specialists, will aid both the new and in-position information manager in the difficult day-to-day management role.
Table of Contents
1. Recruitment and Selection of Staff. Susan Hill and Alison Jago. 2. Motivation of Staff. Beryl Morris. 3. Staff Training and Development. Sylvia P. Webb. 4. Marketing nad Justification of the Information Service. Colin Offor. 5. The Information Audit. Feona Hamilton. 6. Budgeting, Financial Control, Purchasing and Charging. Liz Chapman. 7. Relationships with Suppliers. Roy Adams. 8. Records Management or Information Management? Veronica Davies. 9. Your Political Base. Colin Offor. 10. Time Management. Beryl Morris. 11. Self-Development. Feona Hamilton. 12. Management Concerns for the Minimal Staff Library. Guy St. Clair.