The Accidental Library Manager / Edition 1

The Accidental Library Manager / Edition 1

by Rachel Singer Gordon
     
 

ISBN-10: 1573872105

ISBN-13: 9781573872102

Pub. Date: 10/28/2005

Publisher: Information Today, Incorporated

"In The Accidental Library Manager, author Rachel Singer Gordon provides support and background for new managers, aspiring managers, and those who find themselves in unexpected management roles. Gordon fills in the gaps left by brief and overly theoretical library school coursework, showing library managers how to be more effective in their positions and how to think…  See more details below

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"In The Accidental Library Manager, author Rachel Singer Gordon provides support and background for new managers, aspiring managers, and those who find themselves in unexpected management roles. Gordon fills in the gaps left by brief and overly theoretical library school coursework, showing library managers how to be more effective in their positions and how to think about their work in terms of the goals of their larger institutions." Included are insights from working library managers at different levels and in various types of libraries, addressing a wide range of management issues and situations. Not to be missed: comments from library staff about the qualities they appreciate - and the styles and attitudes they find counterproductive - in their own bosses.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573872102
Publisher:
Information Today, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
362
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Becoming a library manager1
Ch. 2Levels of management29
Ch. 3Managing people : personnel issues57
Ch. 4Managing people : managing different groups91
Ch. 5Managing people : communication and leadership113
Ch. 6What library staff want145
Ch. 7Managing facilities and technology167
Ch. 8Managing change183
Ch. 9Managing money203
Ch. 10Managing upward and outward229
Ch. 11Theories of management259
Ch. 12Philosophical, legal, and ethical issues289
Ch. 13Where to go from here303
App. ALibrary management surveys333

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