Completely revised and expanded to reflect the rapidly changing sphere of information services, this comprehensive introduction to the management of libraries builds the basic skills good library managers must exercise. The authors offer an authoritative approach on the fundamental concepts of management while recognizing the diverse needs of different operating environments. Drawing from examples of successful leadership techniques from a variety of services - archives, information brokers, libraries, records managements and more, this book demonstrates the most effective ways to plan, delegate, make decisions, communicate, and lead a team. Equal emphasis is placed on personal, fiscal, and technological issues, as well as a look at what the future may hold for incoming managers. Readership: LIS educators, new and experienced librarians in management positions, students, and anyone wishing to acquire a sound knowledge of both the theory and practice of management within the changing information workforce.
G. Edward Evans is an administrator, researcher, teacher, and writer. He holds several graduate degrees in anthropology and library and information science. As a researcher he has published in both fields, and held a Fulbright (librarianship) and National Science Foundation (anthropology) Fellowship. His teaching experience has also been in both fields in the U.S. and the Nordic countries. Most of his administrative experience has been in private academic libraries--Harvard and Loyola Marymount Universities. He retired from full-time work as Associate Academic Vice president for Libraries and Information Resources. Author of numerous books, he consults for and volunteers at the Museum of Northern Arizona library and archives and Flagstaff City, Coconino Country Library System. Camila Alire is Dean Emeritus at the University of New Mexico and Colorado State University. She is Past-President of the ALA, ALA/APA, the Association for College and Research Libraries (ACRL), and also REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to the Spanish-speaking. She has co-authored books on library service to Latino communities and disaster planning and recovery. She was the first recipient of ALA's Elizabeth Futas Catalyst for Change Award and was named one year by Hispanic Business Magazine as one of the 100 most influential Hispanics in the United States.
PART I: MANAGERIAL ENVIRONMENT 1. Introduction 2. Operating environment 3. Legal issues and library management PART II: MANAGERIAL SKILL SETS 4. The planning process 5. Power, accountability and responsibility 6. Delegating 7. Decision making 8. Communicating 9. Changing and innovating 10. Assessment, quality control and operations 11. Marketing and advocacy PART III: MANAGING PEOPLE 12. Motivating 13. Leading 14. Building teams 15. Addressing diversity 16. Staffing PART IV: MANAGING THINGS 17. Managing money 18. Managing technology 19. Managing and planning physical facilities PART V: MANAGING YOURSELF AND YOUR CAREER 20. Ethics 21. Planning your career.