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What Every Library Director Should Know (Paperback)
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What Every Library Director Should Know (Paperback)

Paperback 246 Pages / Published: 10/04/2014
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What Every Library Director Should Know is the insider's view of vital actions, behaviors and strategies to succeed in every type of library. The content is based both on the author's direct experience after a long career in several types of libraries but also on the direct observation of other managers. Inset into the book are pearls of wisdom from other directors, managers and observers who are answering the question, "what is the one piece of management wisdom that you would give to anyone who wishes to become a library director?" This book will help to get you there by explaining and illustrating the wisdom that is mostly unwritten and which mostly moves in subtle communication.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780810891876
Number of pages: 246
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 227 x 154 x 15 mm

There are many current library management and administration books out there, but none of them distill the experience and knowledge and directness this book does. Dr. Curzon brings her extensive experience and breadth of knowledge to this book, and those who are currently in library director positions or thinking of moving their careers in this direction will benefit from the pearls of wisdom available in What Every Library Director Should Know. -- Bradford Eden, Dean of Library Sciences, Valparaiso University
Balancing a budget does not a leader make. Curzon has captured the nuances of effective leadership with wisdom, common sense, elegance, and a practical how-to approach. Here is a library mentor you can trust. The book fills a need you never even knew existed, until you start reading it. -- Uma Hiremath, Executive Director of Ames Free Library, Easton, Massachusetts
There are many books and articles to assist a library manager or director to study and reflect on what it takes to excel in organisational leadership; however, this title diverges from the norm. Rather than providing a management text, Curzon draws on her varied experience to talk directly to the reader, sharing her extensive knowledge and enriching this with nuggets of advice from other library directors. . . .The book is recommended as a reflective check-up for existing directors and a heads-up for intending ones. Much of the content will also be of interest to library managers at all levels. It is quick to read and will offer you understanding, insight, warning and challenge. * Australian Library Journal *

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