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Management Basics for Information Professionals, Paperback / softback Book

Management Basics for Information Professionals Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback


Since itsinitial publication this text has served as an essential resource for both LISstudents and practitioners.

Journal of Hospital Librarianship deemedit 'a librarian's dream... very forward-thinking.' The new fourth edition offersan updated, comprehensive examination of the myriad of basic skills effectivelibrary managers must exercise throughout their careers.

Throughout,G.Edward Evans and new co-author Stacey Greenwell pay close attention tomanagement in 'new normal' straitened economic conditions and the pervasiveimpact of technology on a library manager's role.

Coverage includes:a new focus on how being in the public/non-profit sector influences the application of management basics such as planning, accountability, trust and delegation, decision-making, principles of effective organizational communication, fostering change and innovation, quality control, and marketingthe managerial environment, organizational skill sets, the importance of a people-friendly organization, and legal issueskey points on leadership, team-building, and human resource managementbudget, resource, and technology managementmanagement ethics, with a lengthy discussion of why ethics matter andtips for planning a library career, with a look at the work/life debate. This book,to quote Australian Library Journal, is 'a recommended text forlibrary science students, but is also an excellent source of information forcareer librarians wanting to refresh their knowledge of library management in afast-moving information services environment.'


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