Practical and Effective Management of Libraries Book

Practical and Effective Management of Libraries


  • Author : Richard Moniz, Jr.
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2010-01-20
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780630236

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Aimed at library science students and librarians with newly assigned administrative duties the book is about improving one’s thinking and decision making in a role as a library manager. Most librarians get very little exposure to management issues prior to finding themselves in a management role. Furthermore, most library science students do not expect that they will need to understand management yet they quickly find that there is a need to understand this perspective to be effective at almost any library job. Effective library management is about having some tools to make decisions (such as a basic understanding of management theory and how it applies in the library environment, understanding common traps we all fall into, etc.), knowing yourself, being able to motivate others, fostering a diversity (especially within workgroups), being able to communicate effectively, and having an understanding of one’s organizational culture. The book touches on all of these aspects of library management. Provides a concise understanding of theories from management, psychology, etc. and applies them to practical every day library issues Contains real world cases for considering how theoretical concepts might apply in real library-related situations Cuts out much of the extraneous material often found in books of this kind and focuses more on what you actually need

The Mindful Librarian Book

The Mindful Librarian


  • Author : Richard Moniz
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-11-26
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081005613

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The Mindful Librarian: Connecting the Practice of Mindfulness to Librarianship explores mindfulness, approaching it in such a way as to relate specifically to the many roles or challenges librarians face. Coinciding with the increased need to juggle a variety of tasks, technologies, ebooks, and databases, the new Association of College & Research Libraries Framework for Information Literacy, and the challenges faced by solo librarians in school libraries which have suffered cutbacks in help in recent years, the time is exactly right for this publication. The authors hope to be helpful in some small way towards improving the joy and quality of life that librarians and library science students experience in their personal lives and jobs. The loftier goal would be to create a new lens from which to view librarianship, having a transformative impact on readers, and opening a new dialog within the profession. The topic of mindfulness is not new; it has been connected to various religious traditions in a wide variety of ways for centuries, most notably Buddhism. In the latter part of the 20th century, however, a secular version was popularized largely by the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn and his work on MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) at the University of Massachusetts’s Medical School. The medical benefits and the overall quality of life improvements from its adoption have exploded in recent years, in particular, the last two decades which have seen mindfulness traditions incorporated into education to a greater degree and with very positive results. Presents the only current LIS book that covers this topic in a way that applies directly to librarians Provides a topic that will be appealing to librarians, as it speaks to the pressures of budget cuts and consumer culture being felt across the academy Seeks to improve the joy and quality of life that librarians and library science students experience in their personal lives and jobs

Practical and Effective Management of Libraries Book

Practical and Effective Management of Libraries


  • Author : Richard J. Moniz
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 139
  • ISBN 10 : 1843345781

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Practical and Effective Management of Libraries Excerpt :

Tight budgets and smaller staffs have unexpectedly thrust a number of librarians into leadership roles for which they may be unprepared. In this timely new guidebook from experienced library director Richard J. Moniz Jr., both practicing librarians and Library and Information Science (LIS) students are given crucial methods for effective management. Moniz offers tools to improve strategic thinking and enhance decision-making skills, as well as a fundamental explanation of management theory and its practical application in the library environment. There are tips for avoiding common pitfalls, motivating others, fostering diversity, communicating effectively, and understanding the institution's organizational culture.

Library and Information Science Book

Library and Information Science


  • Author : Michael Bemis
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2014-03-03
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838996058

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This unique annotated bibliography is a complete, up-to-date guide to sources of information on library science, covering recent books, monographs, periodicals and websites, and selected works of historical importance.

Practical Strategies for Academic Library Managers  Leading with Vision Through All Levels Book

Practical Strategies for Academic Library Managers Leading with Vision Through All Levels


  • Author : Frances C. Wilkinson
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2015-11-10
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9781610698900

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Looking for tips on how to work towards your overall vision while remaining productive on the frontlines? The book gives you fresh ideas for balancing your managerial duties with day-to-day responsibilities in the academic library. • Presents the first approach to managing, leading, and practicing simultaneously • Incorporates chapters written by 10 different experts from organizations across the country • Addresses the need for professionals with expanding management roles to engage higher administration • Includes a foreword written by a former ALA president

Electronic Resource Management in Libraries  Research and Practice Book
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Electronic Resource Management in Libraries Research and Practice


  • Author : Yu, Holly
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2008-02-28
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN 10 : 9781599048925

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A pronounced move from print subscriptions to electronic resources in all types of libraries has fundamentally impacted the library and its users. With the influx of resources such as e-journals; e-books; index, abstract, and/or full-text databases; aggregated databases; and others, the shift to electronic resources is rapidly changing library operational and organizational procedures. Electronic Resource Management in Libraries: Research and Practice provides comprehensive coverage of the issues, methods, theories, and challenges connected with the provision of electronic resources in libraries, with emphasis on strategic planning, operational guidelines, and practices. This book primarily focuses on management practices of the life-cycle of commercially acquired electronic resources from selection and ordering to cataloging, Web presentation, user support, usage evaluation, and more.

The Dysfunctional Library Book
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The Dysfunctional Library


  • Author : Jo Henry
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2017-12-12
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838916704

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By tackling the dysfunctional library head on, managers as well as library workers who find themselves in a toxic situation will be poised to better meet library goals and move the library forward.

The Dysfunctional Library Book
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The Dysfunctional Library


  • Author : Jo Henry
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2018-12-18
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838916230

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Frankly, it’s not something we like to talk about. There is an unfortunate stigma to acknowledging workplace dysfunction, let alone trying to grapple with the problem. But negative behaviors such as incivility, toxicity, deviant behavior, workplace politics, and team and leadership dysfunction not only make the library a stressful workplace, they also run counter to the core values of librarianship. An important tool for library leaders and managers as well as library staff, this book examines these negative relationship-based issues and suggests practical, research-based solutions by discussing the importance of understanding oneself as related to the library workplace;identifying attributes specific to libraries that foster personal success;showing how organizational dysfunction is rooted in problems such as poor communication, inadequate leadership, and lack of employee engagement;breaking down relatable scenarios to analyze what’s behind them and how to defuse them, ranging from a gossipy coworker who fails to contribute to the organization to workplace bullying and mobbing;exploring causes, results, and potential solutions in the areas of cyberloafing, fraud, theft, and sabotage;delving into the importance of conflict management, surveying a variety of approaches and applications;examining the use of teams in libraries and the impact of favoritism, nepotism, and sexism; andproviding techniques for successful collaboration, leadership, organizational communication, and other key management topics. By tackling the dysfunctional library head on, managers as well as library workers who find themselves in a toxic situation will be poised to better meet library goals and move the library forward.

Practical Strategies for Library Managers Book

Practical Strategies for Library Managers


  • Author : Joan Giesecke
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 116
  • ISBN 10 : 0838907938

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Practical Strategies for Library Managers Excerpt :

Giesecki (dean of libraries, U. of Nebraska-Lincoln) offers library managers practical and innovative strategies geared toward setting goals for the department and delivering first-rate library services. Mentoring, team-building, decision making, taking charge, and working and communicating with staff at all levels are among the secrets she reveals.

Project Management for Libraries Book

Project Management for Libraries


  • Author : Robin A. Buser,
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2014-10-02
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476617657

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Project Management for Libraries Excerpt :

Library work often involves coordinating projects with many tasks and many stakeholders where cost and time limitations can be seen as opportunities. Effective project management is worth learning! This book provides library staffers at every level—whether in public, academic, school or special libraries—with the basic tools of project management so that they can gain confidence and an expectation of success. Part I covers the terminology, the philosophy, the resource management and the return on investment of project management. Part II introduces the basics of the methodology designed by the Project Management Institute. Part III discusses practical techniques for specific types of library projects, gives an introduction to agile management, features success stories in library project management and describes available software. The book includes many examples of project management. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Digital Libraries and Institutional Repositories  Breakthroughs in Research and Practice Book

Digital Libraries and Institutional Repositories Breakthroughs in Research and Practice


  • Author : Management Association, Information Resources
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2020-03-06
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 579
  • ISBN 10 : 9781799824640

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Technology has revolutionized the ways in which libraries store, share, and access information, as well as librarian roles as knowledge managers. As digital resources and tools continue to advance, so too do the opportunities for libraries to become more efficient and house more information. Effective administration of libraries is a crucial part of delivering library services to patrons and ensuring that information resources are disseminated efficiently. Digital Libraries and Institutional Repositories: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice addresses new methods, practices, concepts, and techniques, as well as contemporary challenges and issues for libraries and university repositories that can be accessed electronically. It also addresses the problems of usability and search optimization in digital libraries. Highlighting a range of topics such as content management, resource sharing, and library technologies, this publication is an ideal reference source for librarians, IT technicians, academicians, researchers, and students in fields that include library science, knowledge management, and information retrieval.

Library Management Book

Library Management


  • Author : Robert D. Stueart
  • Publisher : Littleton, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre: Library administration
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015010364688

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Practical Administration of Public Libraries Book

Practical Administration of Public Libraries


  • Author : Joseph Lewis Wheeler
  • Publisher : New York : Harper & Row
  • Release Date : 1962
  • Genre: Library administration
  • Pages : 598
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015033894687

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Practical Administration of Public Libraries Excerpt :

Encyclopedic compendium covering library management principles and their practical application, addressed to public officials, trustees, etc., as well as librarians.

Global Perspectives on Sustainable Library Practices Book

Global Perspectives on Sustainable Library Practices


  • Author : Okojie, Victoria
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2022-10-28
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 395
  • ISBN 10 : 9781668459652

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Libraries as social and service-based institutions are constantly seeking innovative and effective ways to meet the needs of their users and maintain relevance amidst alternative information sources. They are constantly adjusting to meet the needs of users, contribute to the personal development of users, and alight with national development. All of these have placed a burden on libraries to engage in sustainable practices both to increase their capacity to drive current developmental endeavors and to sustain future relevance. Global Perspectives on Sustainable Library Practices provides a rich and robust knowledge resource that brings together diverse sustainable library practices that will revamp library operations towards optimally meeting the current objectives of libraries as a developmental institution as well as sustaining value for future operations and service transactions. Covering topics such as access efficacy, green space development, and library service delivery, this premier reference source is an essential resource for librarians, library administrators, educators and administration of both K-12 and higher education, students of library sciences, pre-service teachers, researchers, and academicians.

Library Management in the 1970 s Book

Library Management in the 1970 s


  • Author : Association of Research Libraries. Office of University Library Management Studies
  • Publisher : Association of Research Libr
  • Release Date : 1977
  • Genre: Academic libraries
  • Pages : 28
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015033895478

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