The latest edition of a management classic sports a new look!
The latest edition of this management classic sports a fresh new look to complement its updated content. It continues to cover all of the important functions involved in library management and development. New chapters on marketing, team building and ethics have been added; thought provoking mini-cases and other activities introduced or expanded; and more international materials referenced than ever before. A perennial favorite in the classroom, an invaluable reference source for information managers everywhere.
Illustrations Preface Acknowledgments The Website SECTION 1: Introduction Chapter 1: Managing in Today's Library and Information Centers Chapter 2: Evolution of Management Thought Chapter 3: The Innovative Process SECTION 2: Planning Chapter 4: Planning Information Services and Systems Chapter 5: Strategic Planning--Thinking and Doing Chapter 6: Marketing Information Services SECTION 3: Organizing Chapter 7: Organizations and Organizational Culture Chapter 8: Structuring the Organization--Specialization and Coordination Chapter 9: Types of Formal Organizations--Today and in the Future SECTION 4: Human Resources Chapter 10: Staffing the Library Chapter 11: The Human Resources Functions in the Library Chapter 12: Other Issues in Human Resource Management SECTION 5: Leading Chapter 13: Motivation Chapter 14: Leadership Chapter 15: Ethics Chapter 16: Communication Participative Management and the Use of Teams in Libraries SECTION 6: Coordinating Chapter 18: Measuring, Evaluating, and Coordinating Organization Performance Chapter 19: Financial Responsibility and Control SECTION 7: Managing in the 21st Century Chapter 20: Managers: The Next Generation Index
Reviews "Very readable, this text combines the seminal literature of management with current applications in contemporary libraries. ...It is useful not only as a textbook for library school students, but also as a handbook for middle and even senior-level library managers."—Technicalities
"The seventh edition of this management classic has been thoroughly updated, with new chapters on marketing, team building, and ethics, and covers all the essential functions involved in library management. New theories, concepts, and practices currently being developed and used are included. For examples, the virtual library, changing demographics, and customer needs and expectations all demand a reexamination of staff, acquisitions, and technology. Case studies, role-playing situations, What Do You Think? exercises, and action mazes complement and emphasize the principles discussed. The companion Web site provides more case studies; the Budget Case Studies section is particularly valuable. Additionally, each chapter is introduced by a minicase or overview of the principle being discussed. Both novices and veteran managers will find this to be a valuable tool."—Booklist
"Enlarged and redesigned, the textbook discusses management best practices and their implementation in libraries....New chapters discuss marketing, team building, and ethics. A companion website expands on the many case studies, examples, and exercises found in the book."—American Libraries