Managing Today's Public Library: Blueprint for Change / Edition 1

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Overview

Marketing concepts, such as product mix, line, and item, are brought into the context of public libraries. Focus is always on the library client as the author covers subjects from the public library mission, leadership, and technology to service priorities, staff development, and evaluation. This dynamic work treats the complex nature of public library service as an opportunity for excellence and diversity. It will serve as a primary source for public library personnel at all levels of management in libraries serving communities of varying sizes and structures.

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Weingand extracts concepts and relevant passages from her earlier book, The Organic Public Library (Libraries Unlimited, 1984) and then melds these elements into a unified approach to public library management that is grounded in a marketing response to community needs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780872878075
  • Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
  • Publication date: 3/15/1994
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 185
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

DARLENE E. WEINGAND is Professor Emerita at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an Adjunct Professor of Information and Computer Science, University of Hawaii, Manoa.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Evolution of a Mission 1
2 Planning for Change 12
3 Focus on the Client 33
4 Organizing for Effective Operations 48
5 Staffing for Service 72
6 Directing and Leading 98
7 Managing Technology for the Client's Benefit 118
8 Marketing: Phase Two 132
9 A New Look at Control 149
10 The Public Library: An Essential Service 167
Suggestions for Further Reading 173
Index 179
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