Library and Information Center Management, 9th Edition

by Barbara B. Moran and Claudia J. Morner


The latest edition of this library management resource offers new information on grant writing, beating budget challenges, assessment, and evidence-based management.

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November 2017

Libraries Unlimited

Pages 548
Volumes 1
Size 7x10
Topics Management and Administration/General
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This essential, single-volume textbook supplies a comprehensive introduction to library management that addresses all the functions of management, specifically within the ever-evolving modern library environment.

Strategic planning. Facilities management. Leadership, ethics, communication, and motivation. Human resources and staffing. Change, library development, and innovation. Marketing. Measurement and evaluation. Fiscal responsibility and control. These are just some of the wide range of responsibilities and necessary skills of contemporary library managers—not all of which are typically covered in detail in LIS educational programs.

Now updated and expanded for its ninth edition, Libraries Unlimited's Library and Information Center Management is the core management text for library information science programs. This latest text adds new information on grant writing as well as more about budgets, marketing, financial management, assessment, and evidence-based management. The authors include various real-world examples from international settings to help readers understand and conceptualize the place of the library and information center in our global world. Each chapter ends with two helpful sections that present numerous examples and opportunities to apply newly gained information: "Practice Your Skills" and "Discussion Questions."


  • The latest edition of a best-selling core management text—now in its ninth edition—covering all the management functions of libraries and information centers
  • Supplies new discussion topics, examples of management challenges, and case studies
  • Provides a global perspective on library management
  • Contains new discussion topics and case studies and offers supplementary online materials
  • Includes "Chapter Takeaways," a list of topics that the reader should understand after reading the chapter; "Management on the Job" sections referencing a specific journal article that demonstrates the chapter topic; and "Talk about It" and "Practice Your Skills" segments that offer readers a chance to demonstrate what they are learning
Author Info

Barbara B. Moran, PhD, is Louis Round Wilson Distinguished Professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she served as dean from 1990 to 1998. Her research interests focus on various aspects of management including leadership, organizational development, and career progression patterns. Moran is coauthor of five previous editions of Libraries Unlimited's Library and Information Center Management textbook and is the author of numerous articles, book chapters, and three other books on various aspects of management and leadership.

Claudia J. Morner, PhD, was dean/professor emerita at the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH. She is also an adjunct faculty member at SLIS, Simmons College in Boston, MA, where she has taught management, library architecture, international and comparative librarianship, and academic libraries. She has consulted for both public and academic libraries both in the United States and internationally, served in a number of management positions, and held leadership positions in local and national library organizations. Morner coauthored the 8th edition of Libraries Unlimited's Library and Information Center Management as well as many other publications and presentations.



"It is essential to teach our future leaders not only to expect this rate of change, but also to master it whenever possible. Library and Information Center Management, now in its ninth edition, attempts to take on that teaching role. . . . Every chapter has been revised using feedback from users of previous editions."Booklist Online

"For those teaching or learning about leading and managing libraries, this book would be a valuable resource. . . . . [It] offers a wealth of information about being successful in leading and managing all types of libraries. . . . A valuable resource for a class or as a professional reference on leading and managing libraries. Recommended."
School Library Connection

Student Resources
Visit the course companion site for Library and Information Center Management today for access to additional material, including:

• More than a dozen case studies to hone future managers' skills
• Chapter-by-chapter links to recommended Web resources to support and extend learning
• Decision-making simulations and other student activities on a broad array of management topics

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