Practical and Effective Management of Libraries: Integrating Case Studies, General Management Theory and Self-Understanding - Chandos Information Professional Series (Paperback)Richard J. Moniz (author)
Paperback 158 Pages / Published: 20/01/2010
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Aimed at library science students and librarians with newly assigned administrative duties the book is about improving one's thinking and decision making in a role as a library manager. Most librarians get very little exposure to management issues prior to finding themselves in a management role. Furthermore, most library science students do not expect that they will need to understand management yet they quickly find that there is a need to understand this perspective to be effective at almost any library job. Effective library management is about having some tools to make decisions (such as a basic understanding of management theory and how it applies in the library environment, understanding common traps we all fall into, etc.), knowing yourself, being able to motivate others, fostering a diversity (especially within workgroups), being able to communicate effectively, and having an understanding of one's organizational culture. The book touches on all of these aspects of library management.
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing Ltd
Number of pages: 158
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 9 mm
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