Library Project Funding

Author: Julie Carpenter
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1780631294
Format: PDF, Docs
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Managers and staff in libraries and information services in all sectors are increasingly required to prepare project proposals and bid for funding, usually for external funding, but also as part of internal strategic planning and management processes. The projects proposed must be realistic and feasible, because library managers and staff will be required to deliver their project on time and in budget. If managers get the planning wrong at project proposal stage, the consequences for implementation can be difficult to overcome. This book provides guidance on the various steps involved in project development, planning and the preparation of bids for funding based on the author’s own experience and that of many organisations in the cultural heritage and education sectors. It guides service managers and staff through the task of scoping, developing and writing viable, realistic and winning proposals, drawing on a range of techniques from strategic planning, financial management, project management and business. Uses practical, up-to-date examples relevant to the cultural heritage sector Different methodologies: for example - preparing business plans, evaluation; planning cost and time/effort inputs Templates and checklists for writing effective proposals

Strategic Business Development for Information Centres and Libraries

Author: Margareta Nelke
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1780632975
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book is aimed at guiding managers towards systematic approaches to improve and facilitate necessary strategic business development and planning. Conditions in the workplace for the Library and Information Services (LIS) are rapidly changing: many organizations are experiencing budget restrictions as well as stakeholders questioning the value of the services. Strategic Business Development for Information Centres and Libraries offers methods and tools for LIS departments to ensure value and benefits are delivered to the parent organization. It argues that LIS must be prepared to change according to the parent organization's needs, to develop strategies for important activities and to seek alliances among key stakeholders. It also offers information on the best practice from five top-performing international LIS units. Focuses on business development and planning on a strategic level Includes chapter tools that can be immediately applied by the reader Interviews with five practicing mangers

Strategic Planning for Results

Author: Sandra S. Nelson
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838935737
Format: PDF, Docs
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Sandra Nelson focuses on the essential steps to draft a results-driven, strategic planning process that libraries can complete over the course of four months, regardless of organisational structure or size.

Strategic Human Resource Planning for Academic Libraries

Author: Michael A. Crumpton
Publisher: Chandos Publishing
ISBN: 1780634455
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Strategic Human Resources Planning for Academic Libraries: Information, Technology and Organization provides an in-depth discussion of human resources as a strategic element of a library organization, especially as staffing needs and competencies change. The book focuses on the impact of human resource practices in a library setting, discussing several aspects, including the role of human resources when the library is part of a larger organization, along with information on how to identify strategic objectives that are expected and related to workforce issues. In addition, the book reviews hiring practices, reorganizations of staff, use of temps or time-limited positions, and how students, volunteers, and internships can make a strategic difference overall. Chapters address competencies across different levels of employment within different library types and consider how those competencies are changing Presents how leadership and library leaders must utilize human resources as a valuable tool for developing a strong and healthy organization Addresses human resource tools, such as job tasks analysis and the creation of equitable payroll structures Demonstrate the use and benefit of multiple employee statuses that provide flexibility and resourcefulness to end users

Succession Planning and Implementation in Libraries Practices and Resources

Author: Deards, Kiyomi D.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466658134
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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As the baby boomer generation begins to retire, the focus shifts to the next generation of global leaders in diverse industries. Within the field of library science, succession planning has become a topic of interest to ensure the success of future libraries as the workforce shifts and enable up-and-coming leaders. Succession Planning and Implementation in Libraries: Practices and Resources provides valuable insight into the process of implementing succession planning in libraries. This book delves into the challenges and possibilities of a succession plan’s effect on the success of library organizations. Human resources officers, library administrators, academicians, and students will find this book beneficial to furthering their understanding of current practice in succession planning.

The Art of People Management in Libraries

Author: James McKinlay
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1780630247
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book explores recent trends in human resource management practices and presents options for their application within the special context of libraries, especially academic and research libraries. It lays out a set of the most pressing HR management issues facing senior library leaders in the context of continuous organisational change in the 21st century and offers library practitioners effective tips for people management. A practical ‘how-to’ book that provides realistic and proven solutions to real-world challenges Provides examples from organizations to highlight concepts and their applications Summary of key points at the end of each chapter, as well as specific tips in three areas: A – Attention (things to pay attention to); R – Results (initiatives that help to achieve desired results) and T – Techniques (ways to apply the concepts presented.