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Lean Library Management: Eleven Strategies for Reducing Costs and Improving Services
     

Lean Library Management: Eleven Strategies for Reducing Costs and Improving Services

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by John Huber
 

Written by two experts who have won millions in grants from an astonishing variety of funding sources, Winning Grants is a combination workbook, how-to manual, and multimedia workshop.

This multimedia package features three sections. Part I, "The Grant Process Cycle," presents the full grant process cycle with MacKellar and Gerding sharing invaluable procedural

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Written by two experts who have won millions in grants from an astonishing variety of funding sources, Winning Grants is a combination workbook, how-to manual, and multimedia workshop.

This multimedia package features three sections. Part I, "The Grant Process Cycle," presents the full grant process cycle with MacKellar and Gerding sharing invaluable procedural advice that distinguishes proposals that receive sustained funding. Part II, "Library Grant Success Stones," showcases real-life success stories that demonstrate the process in practice and provide motivational tips from successful library staff. Part III, "The Winning Grants Multimedia Toolkit and DVD," includes time-saving tools, such as reusable checklists, worksheets, and templates. All of these tools are both in the book and reproduced as Microsoft Word documents on the multimedia DVD so you can make these templates your own and share them with colleagues. The DVD includes the entire text of successful grant proposals plus ten instructional videos to walk you through each step of the grant process cycle: 1. Grant Process Cycle Overview; 2. Planning for Success; 3. Discovering and Designing the Grant Project; 4. Organizing the Grant Team; 5. Understanding the Sources and Resources; 6. Researching and Selecting the Right Grant; 7. Creating and Submitting the Winning Grants Proposal; 8. Getting Funded and Implementing the Project; 9. Reviewing and Continuing the Process; and 10.Top 10 Tips for Grant Success.

You can also use these materials for workshops and training.

Winning Grants: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians with Multimedia Tutorials and Grant Development Tools will help you stay on track, keep you organized, and take you through the grant process cycle, starting with your library goals and finishing with a successful grant proposal.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Huber (J. Huber & Assoc.), a management consultant who has helped organizations improve customer service by increasing what is known as "process performance," now applies his methods to libraries by providing cost-effective means for improving library services through increasing efficiency and cutting waste. Using his "Lean" concept, Huber includes 11 strategies for improving the flow of work at libraries to serve patrons faster and with fewer errors. The concepts include how libraries can measure themselves against their competitors, why organizations resist change and how to overcome the resistance, the realization that a library is not made up of separate departments but is rather a series of interconnected service chains, addressing problems with hold/reserves services, information on becoming "Lean," case examples from several libraries, and more. Appendixes supply additional "Lean" tools along with helpful advice on good communication skills. VERDICT Recommended for relevant staff in medium and large libraries to run the library more efficiently and as a tool for assessing library operations.—Marie Bruni, Huntington Memorial Lib., Oneonta, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555707323
Publisher:
ALA Editions
Publication date:
02/28/2011
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.47(d)

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