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Management Basics for Information Professionals

G. Edward Evans, Camila A. Alire
Format
Book
Published
Chicago : Neal-Schuman, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2013.
Edition
Third edition
Language
English
ISBN
9781555709099, 1555709095
Summary
This book covers the basics of management that librarians beginning their careers should understand. Part 1 looks at the context of managerial activities that influence what managers, in both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, cannot, can, and should do. Part 2 discusses the skills required to be an effective manager. Part 3 addresses the essential managerial skills that all great managers understand. Part 4 examines how to manage such things as money, technology, and facilities. Part 5 presents some insights into managing yourself and your career. The third edition includes new sections dealing with innovations in technology and in the economic environment in which libraries must operate.--
Contents
  • Operating environment
  • Legal issues and library management
  • The planning process
  • Power, accountability, and responsibility
  • Delegating
  • Decision making
  • Communicating
  • Changing and innovating
  • Assessment, quality control, and operations
  • Marketing and advocacy
  • Motivating
  • Leading
  • Building teams
  • Addressing diversity
  • Staffing
  • Managing money
  • Managing technology
  • Managing and planning physical facilities
  • Ethics
  • Planning your career.
Description
xvii, 577 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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