Integrates principles of public library management with a marketing approach to library service. Offers solutions for administrators faced with the challenge of hiring and training staffing amidst economic pressures, social change, and technological developments.
A resource for setting up and managing cutting-edge small public library facilities. Addresses every aspect of running a small library, from forming a board to planning a budget to networking with other libraries, with information on embracing technology, meeting local needs, and improving accountability. This fourth edition provides more case studies and sample policies, and offers new content on grant writing, program budgeting, hiring, and creative compensation. Weingand is a consultant in library and information science management. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From The Critics
Now in a completely revised and updated fourth edition, Darlene Weingand's Administration Of The Small Public Library continues to be an indispensable "how to" guide for operating a small public library facilitate so effectively that its patrons receive the same quality of services afforded those of large urban-based library systems. Weingand uses case studies, offers sample polices, guidelines for grant writing, program budgeting, hiring, and creative compensation enabling the small library to function at peak efficiency within its allotted resources. Administration Of The Small Public Library is very highly recommended, essential reading for students of library science, practicing small town and rural librarians, library board members, and interested non-specialist general readers such as those affiliated with "Friends of the Library" support groups.