Management Basics for Information Professionals Third Edition

Author: G. Edward Evans
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 1555709095
Format: PDF, Docs
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Reflecting the rapidly changing information services environment, the third edition of this bestselling title offers updates and a broader scope to make it an even more comprehensive introduction to library management. Addressing the basic skills good library managers must exercise throughout their careers, this edition includes a completely new chapter on management ethics. Evans and Alire also pay close attention to management in "new normal" straitened economic conditions and offer updates on technological topics like social media. Among the areas covered are The managerial environment, including organizational skill sets, the importance of a people-friendly organization, and legal issues Managerial skills such as planning, accountability, trust and delegation, decision making, principles of effective organizational communication, fostering change and innovation, quality control, and marketing Key points on leadership, team-building, and human resource management Budget, resource, and technology management Why ethics matter Tips for planning a library career, with a look at the work/life debate

Management Basics for Information Professionals

Author: G. Edward Evans
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781856049542
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Completely revised and expanded to reflect the rapidly changing sphere of information services, this comprehensive introduction to the management of libraries builds the basic skills good library managers must exercise. The authors offer an authoritative approach on the fundamental concepts of management while recognizing the diverse needs of different operating environments. Drawing from examples of successful leadership techniques from a variety of services - archives, information brokers, libraries, records managements and more, this book demonstrates the most effective ways to plan, delegate, make decisions, communicate, and lead a team. Equal emphasis is placed on personal, fiscal, and technological issues, as well as a look at what the future may hold for incoming managers. Readership: LIS educators, new and experienced librarians in management positions, students, and anyone wishing to acquire a sound knowledge of both the theory and practice of management within the changing information workforce.

Collection Management Basics

Author: G. Edward Evans
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598848631
Format: PDF, ePub
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Now thoroughly revised for today's 21st-century library environment, this title provides a complete update of the classic Developing Library and Information Center Collections—the standard text and authority on collection development for all types of libraries and library school students since 1979.

Beyond the Basics

Author: G. Edward Evans
Publisher: Neal Schuman Pub
ISBN: 9781555704766
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A guide to library administration covers such topics as managing conflict, supervising a diverse staff, motivation, and improving the organizational culture.

Crash Course in Collection Development 2nd Edition

Author: Wayne Disher
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610698142
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This indispensable resource provides tools for collection management in public libraries, featuring essential strategies for inventory assessment, market analysis, budgeting, marketing, and customer service. This book is a must-have for those just entering the field or professionals in need of a refresher in effective library operations. • Provides a current and basic overview of collection development in the public library • Describes how to assess community needs and create a collection that meets those needs • Offers insightful guidelines for writing a collection development policy • Shows librarians how to identify non-users

Library and Information Center Management 8th Edition

Author: Robert D. Stueart
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610693264
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This updated edition of the renowned library management textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the techniques needed to effectively manage a contemporary library or information center.

Looking for Information

Author: Donald O. Case
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 178560967X
Format: PDF, Docs
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The 4th edition of this popular text presents a comprehensive review of over a century of research on information behavior. It is intended for students in information studies and disciplines interested in research on information activities. Now co-authored, this new text includes significant structural and content changes from earlier editions.

Case Studies in Library and Information Science Ethics

Author: Elizabeth A. Buchanan
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786453141
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"This valuable book, written specifically for library and information science professionals, presents 125 case studies that combine theories of ethics and librarianship with practical, real-life scenarios. After an introduction to ethics in library and information science, chapters are devoted to ethical issues in five categories: intellectual freedom, privacy, intellectual property, professional ethics, and intercultural information ethics. Each chapter has a theoretical introduction to the issue under consideration followed by 25 case studies, each of which includes its own set of discussion questions. Perfectly suited to classroom use, these case studies help bridge the complicated gap between students, academics, and practitioners in the field by promoting critical thinking and responsible action." -- Provided by publisher.

The Accidental Library Manager

Author: Rachel Singer Gordon
Publisher: Information Today, Inc.
ISBN: 9781573872102
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Included are insights from working library managers at different levels and in various types of libraries, addressing a wide range of management issues and situations. Not to be missed: comments from library staff about the qualities they appreciate - and the styles and attitudes they find counterproductive - in their own bosses."--Jacket.