Exemplary Public Libraries: Lessons in Leadership, Management, and Service (Hardback)
  • Exemplary Public Libraries: Lessons in Leadership, Management, and Service (Hardback)
zoom

Exemplary Public Libraries: Lessons in Leadership, Management, and Service (Hardback)

(author)
£40.00
Hardback 248 Pages / Published: 30/08/2004
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
What does it take to have a great library? The right leader? A great team? A wonderful facility? The best services? How can you transform your library to better meet the demands of tomorrow? This author visited 10 exemplary public libraries in the United States and Great Britain to find answers to these questions. She interviewed directors and key staff, researched archives, and observed facilities, operations, and interactions. The results of her explorations are contained in this volume, providing readers with nuts and bolts information on public library management along with general insights into what libraries have been, are today, and can be in the future. Each chapter begins with background information on the library's location, community, and facilities; as well as its mission statement, history, and organization. Interviews (or, in some cases, summaries of interviews) with directors and key staff follow. Chapters close with the author's observations about distinguishing features of the library; and those comments are summarized in a final chapter, The Public Library: A Tradition of Service, A Future of Performance. A selected bibliography, historical timelines, and black and white photos of each of the libraries help make this a unique and treasured resource for library administrators and staff, as well as faculty and students in courses on public libraries, library history, management, and facilities. It will be of interest to anyone interested in library history, library management, and the future of public libraries.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313310690
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 517 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Lessons learned are presented as benchmarks or service to their communities in the hope that they will inspire new generations of public librarians to pursue service with diligence. Recommended for all public libraries or academic libraries that support a library school curriculum."-Booklist/Professional Reading
"Greiner provides background information on each library's location, community, and mission; includes interviews with the director and key staff; and gives her own observations about the distinguishing features of the profiled libraries."-American Libraries
?Greiner provides background information on each library's location, community, and mission; includes interviews with the director and key staff; and gives her own observations about the distinguishing features of the profiled libraries.?-American Libraries
?Lessons learned are presented as benchmarks or service to their communities in the hope that they will inspire new generations of public librarians to pursue service with diligence. Recommended for all public libraries or academic libraries that support a library school curriculum.?-Booklist/Professional Reading

You may also be interested in...

A Brief History of the Bodleian Library
Added to basket
Useful, Usable, Desirable
Added to basket
Library
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Libraries in the Ancient World
Added to basket
Teaching Information Literacy
Added to basket
Treasures from Ucl
Added to basket
The Oxford Guide to Library Research
Added to basket
Bodleian Library Treasures
Added to basket
Lambeth Palace Library
Added to basket
Directory of Irish Archives
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.