Library Management for the Digital Age: A New Paradigm
By: Julie Todaro (author)Paperback
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This revolutionary introduction to library management is the first conceived in and written for a digital age. Julie Todaro, one of America's leading management experts, posits a new paradigm for planning, administering, and assessing library services. She explains each facet of administering both "old" (physical) and "new" (virtual) libraries. Library Management for the Digital Age covers *hierarchies, *policies, *communication, *working relationships, *facilities, *human resources, *settings, *customer services, *budgeting, *emergency management, *appendixes including model positions descriptions, interview questions, evaluation forms, and other necessary management tools. Each chapter concludes with an illustration of the old-to-new paradigm shift in that particular aspect of management as well as concise case studies that illustrate the real-world nature of the shift and discussion questions to facilitate active learning. A platinum-quality editorial board comprised of both LIS faculty and expert library managers has reviewed this book in order to ensure authority.
Julie Todaro, a librarian for over 35 years, has worked in public and academic libraries and has been a children's and community college librarian, a community college dean, library educator, consultant, and trainer and has mentored librarians in all types of libraries.
Preface Acknowledgments Introduction PART I. Twenty-First Century Management in Libraries Chapter 1. Classic Management vs. New Management Chapter 2. Preparing and Maintaining the New Manager Chapter 3. "Managing" New Employees/Staff/Human Resources/Stakeholders Chapter 4. New Management of Change Chapter 5. New Managers Designing New Organizations Chapter 6. Management Infrastructure Documents in New Organizations Chapter 7. Managing New Services and Resources Chapter 8. Managing Those Outside the "Sphere" Chapter 9. New Management "in Action" Communication Chapter 10. New Managers within Classic and New Organizations Chapter 11. New Managers in Classic and New Facilities and Environments Chapter 12. New "Landscapes" for Library and Information Settings Chapter 13. Managing the Balance to Meet New Constituent/Customer Expectations Chapter 14. Accountability, Measurement, and Assessment in New Management Organizations Chapter 15. New Budgeting with (Mostly) Classic Budgeting Issues Chapter 16. Emergency Management Roles and Responsibilities of New Managers PART II: The Cases Introduction to the Case Method Case 1. A Difficult Path of Moving Up and Out Case 2. Building Your Own Management Training Program Case 3. Rumor Has It Case 4. Do You Have Any Change On You? Case 5. Racking Up the Library Pool Table Case 6. Manuals, Handbooks, Policies, Procedures, Budgets, Minutes and Plans, Oh My! Case 7. What's Old is New - if the Money is There Case 8. But Enough About Me, What Do YOU Think About Me? Case 9. Suffering from Past Mistakes Case 10. What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You Case 11. A Fixer Upper Case 12. Penny's Partners Proliferate due to Punctual, Prioritized, and Positive Planning Case 13. Keeping Up With the "Joneses" Case 14. Torture the Data Case 15. Matching Data to Data Requests Case 16. Building Tomorrow's Future on Today's Expertise Appendices Appendix A. Annotated Master List of "Indispensable" Resources Appendix B. Examples of Paradigms Appendix C. Additional Paradigm Shifts Index About the Author
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