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Beyond Survival

Author : Elizabeth J. Wood
ISBN : 1591583373
Genre : Education
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An inspirational yet practical look at how assessment-based planning can keep your library on the leading edge of change.

Assessing Service Quality

Author : Peter Hernon
ISBN : 9780838910214
Genre : Business & Economics
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If libraries are to succeed, they must see themselves in competition with other institutions and sources of information--especially the Web--and make customers feel welcome and valued. This classic book is brought fully up to date as Peter Hernon and Ellen Altman integrate the use of technology into the customer experience. They offer solid, practical ideas for developing a customer service plan that meets the library's customer-focused mission, vision, and goals, and challenge librarians to think about customer service in new ways. --from publisher description.

Restructuring Academic Libraries

Author : Charles A. Schwartz
ISBN : 0838934781
Genre : Education
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This collection of essays explores the challenges academic libraries face. It emphasizes theory and practice of boundary spanning to integrate library units, ally library and computing centre, develop state and regional consortia and enhance the contribution to society.

Academic Library Outreach Beyond The Campus Walls

Author : Nancy D. Courtney
ISBN : 9781598844979
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Traditionally, academic library outreach has meant reaching out to the campus community, providing services to faculty and students. Many universities and colleges, however, now have a new or renewed emphasis on outreach beyond the campus, seeking to ensure their institutions' relevance to the community at large. How can and do academic libraries participate in this type of outreach? What types of collaborations or partnerships are academic libraries forming with schools, public libraries, or community groups? How do academic librarians partner with faculty or campus departments on their community projects? What role does service-learning play? Nancy Courtney has assembled a sampling of approaches, from the innovative to the tried-and-true, each written in the voice of its strongest champion.

Shaping The Future Advancing The Understanding Of Leadership

Author : Peter Hernon
ISBN : 9781598846164
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book provides an overview of leadership in library and information science (LIS), examines the findings of doctoral students in the Simmons program in Managerial Leadership in the Information Professions, and advocates research in LIS. • Detailed discussions of scenario planning, case studies, and research agendas • Contains contributions from three leading authorities on scenario planning and case studies as well as an important book foreword by Camila Alire • Includes the A.J. Anderson Problem-Solving Model, a framework for writing case studies • Bibliography contains over 25 selections of additional readings on leadership

Middle Management In Academic And Public Libraries

Author : Tom Diamond
ISBN : 9781598846898
Genre : Business & Economics
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Drawing from the contributions of 20 academic and public library middle managers, this book reveals knowledge, expertise, and insights on a variety of management topics and responsibilities. * Addresses a wide range of middle management topics such as managing new managers of supervisors in the public library and balancing middle management and tenure-track responsibilities in an academic library * Includes information contributed by knowledgeable experts on middle management within public and academic library environments * Provides a bibliography of useful resources for middle managers with each chapter * Contains an index providing access to many topics and authors cited in the book

Catalysts For Change

Author : Gisela M. Von Dran
ISBN : 1560245166
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Learn more about innovative management techniques library administrators can use to adapt to the rapidly changing information environment. Catalysts for Change features the perspectives of library practitioners as well as other higher education professionals on using innovative management techniques. The book includes practical discussions of Total Quality Management, team management, the impact of gender differences, managing an older work force, and educational needs for the 1990s. Librarians will find these techniques and solutions helpful for dealing with change. They will benefit from the case studies and practical overview from professionals who have already experienced change in their own libraries. Through this valuable book, library administrators will find the best methods for adapting management strategies to the major political upheaval, economic reprioritizing, and organizational restructuring that has been characteristic of this decade. Some of the important topics covered by the contributors include: fostering the democratization of the workplace and the development of the staff through empowerment proactive, assertive, and collaborative roles of libraries in the scholarly communication process library management education that prepares professionals both to anticipate change and to bring about change in their institutions in response to societal needs and shifts managing the academic library through teamwork the possible impacts and implications of female leadership on the library profession organizational change in research libraries older workers in technical services the role of the collection development librarian in the 1990s and beyond using the budget as a planning tool Catalysts for Change demonstrates how to approach library services in ways that are a result of a "revenue diet," technological advances, and changing philosophies of library constituents. Practitioners in the library field, middle managers and administrators in libraries, and beginning level management classes in library schools will find essential information in this book to help them create library management strategies to adapt to the turbulent changes in the library profession.

Library Information Science Abstracts

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Strategic Marketing For Libraries

Author : Elizabeth J. Wood
ISBN : 0313244057
Genre : Business & Economics
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Discusses how marketing principles fit into library operations and planning. Stresses market segmentation, marketing opportunity analysis and principles of strategic planning.

Providing Effective Library Services For Research

Author : Jo Webb
ISBN : 9781856045896
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Researchers rely on libraries to provide the information they need; equally, supporting research is a fundamental reason for libraries' existence. This book explores the crucial relationship between libraries and researchers, focusing on developing and managing effective library services to support research, and includes the authentic voices of researchers surveyed. This book will inform and advise all those who work with researchers in libraries, combining practical advice with an exploration of fundamental issues relating to the relationship between research and libraries. It is essential reading for all who work in academic and research libraries, and will be of particular value to newly qualified and practising liaison and research support librarians.

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