This guide identifies major concerns and involves interested parties in thoughtful consideration and discussion of challenges and opportunities embedded in managerial and administrative practice. By talking about the management of information places and with managers and mangers-to-be, authors Curran and Miller provide a more thorough and realistic outlook on the managerial experience.
Charles Curran has taught management and collection development at the School of Library and Information Science, Unversity of South Carolina. He has served elected and appointed offices in ALA and the Association for Library and Information Science Education, most recently as president of the latter. Lewis Miller is currently dean of libraries at Butler University in Indianapolis.
Part 1 Acknowledgments Part 2 Foreword Part 3 Introduction Chapter 4 1. The Nature of the Information Place Chapter 5 2. Managing Communication and Representation Chapter 6 3. Leadership and Management Chapter 7 4. A Brief History of Organizational Thought from the Garden of Eden to the Fish Market Chapter 8 5. Human Resources Chapter 9 6. Political Behavior Chapter 10 7. Budgeting Chapter 11 8. Learning about Management from Experience Chapter 12 9. The External Environment Chapter 13 10. A Field Guide to Mistakes Managers Make Chapter 14 11. Managing the Paradoxes Chapter 15 12. Information Policy Chapter 16 13. Knowledge Management Chapter 17 14. You Will Not See This in Other Information Place Management Texts Part 18 Index Part 19 About the Authors