• The first steps towards formulating a plan of action, and ways to make evaluation of services a regular part of organizational culture
  • Analysis of each case study, and suggestions for further exploration
  • Through examination of these case studies, librarians can develop a framework that helps lead to more structured thinking about what is vitally important for their own library's future." />
  • The first steps towards formulating a plan of action, and ways to make evaluation of services a regular part of organizational culture
  • Analysis of each case study, and suggestions for further exploration
  • Through examination of these case studies, librarians can develop a framework that helps lead to more structured thinking about what is vitally important for their own library's future.">
  • The first steps towards formulating a plan of action, and ways to make evaluation of services a regular part of organizational culture
  • Analysis of each case study, and suggestions for further exploration
  • Through examination of these case studies, librarians can develop a framework that helps lead to more structured thinking about what is vitally important for their own library's future.">
  • The first steps towards formulating a plan of action, and ways to make evaluation of services a regular part of organizational culture
  • Analysis of each case study, and suggestions for further exploration
  • Through examination of these case studies, librarians can develop a framework that helps lead to more structured thinking about what is vitally important for their own library's future.">
    Letting Go of Legacy Services: Library Case Studies

    Letting Go of Legacy Services: Library Case Studies

    By: Mary Evangeliste (author), Katherine Furlong (author)Paperback

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    The last few years have proven beyond any doubt that libraries cannot afford to coast along with the status quo. Just as important as proposing and adding new services is the sometimes unpleasant process of critically examining existing realities and letting go of obsolete or less useful programs. But instead of panicking about budgetary and staffing challenges, libraries can choose a measured, proactive response. The contributors in this practical guidebook take readers step-by-step through approaches they've used at their own institutions, offering models that can be adapted to a wide variety of settings. After reading this book library directors and administrators will have insights into
    • How planned abandonment strategies grounded in assessment-based decision making can allow libraries to focus on what they do best
    • Common sense solutions to "pressure points" common across many different libraries, such as difficulties in dealing with data, communicating to internal and external populations, and the ordinary day-to-day pressures of running a library
    • The first steps towards formulating a plan of action, and ways to make evaluation of services a regular part of organizational culture
    • Analysis of each case study, and suggestions for further exploration
    Through examination of these case studies, librarians can develop a framework that helps lead to more structured thinking about what is vitally important for their own library's future.

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    About Author

    Mary Evangeliste is the owner of Fearless Future, a marketing and design company that works primarily with non-profits. She is the co-author of the best-selling ALA title Bite-Sized Marketing: Realistic Solutions for the Overworked Librarian. Before devoting herself full-time to Fearless Future, Mary worked for over 20 years in libraries and museums. She has held positions at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian, the National Gallery of Art, the American University Library, and the University of Arizona Libraries. Mary currently serves on the advisory board of First Book-Tucson and resides in Tucson, Arizona, USA.

    Katherine Furlong is Director, Access and Technical Services at Lafayette College, where she also served as Project Manager for Lafayette's $22 million expansion and renovation of Skillman Library. Katherine has participated in the Frye Leadership Institute (2011), the ACRL/Harvard Leadership Institute (2006), and the Institute for Information Literacy. She has written and presented extensively on library administration, management, and instruction. She has served as president of the Delaware Valley chapter of the ACRL and is presently the president of the board of the Pennsylvania Interlibrary Delivery Service.

    Product Details

    • publication date: 30/07/2014
    • ISBN13: 9780838912201
    • Format: Paperback
    • Number Of Pages: 144
    • ID: 9780838912201
    • weight: 318
    • ISBN10: 0838912206

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