Renewal at the Schoolhouse: Management Ideas for Library Media Specialists and Administrators

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Many lessons can be learned from managers in business and industry that are useful to people who administer schools or media programs. Despite organizational differences, the needed management skills are similar. This volume is the work of 12 authors who have drawn on personal experiences and extensive reviews of business literature to capture highly workable strategies for effective management in such areas as personnel, time, finances, technology, change, and communication. A good read that uses charts, vignettes, cartoons, and memorable quotations to emphasize key points.

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offering a vision of revitalized schools and sound instructional programs, the editors of this collection draw upon business management techniques to address the current crisis in the schools and to meet the demand for better instruction. They propose the creation of a viable partnership between school administrators, media specialists, and teachers, where the library media specialist provides instructional leadership. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780872879140
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/15/1993
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 178
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword: A Viable Partnership for School Renewal
From the Editors
Lesson 1 Improving the Program 1
Lesson 2 Planning for Success 20
Lesson 3 Evaluating the Plan 33
Lesson 4 Developing Leaders 41
Lesson 5 Developing Personnel 49
Lesson 6 Motivating People 61
Lesson 7 Managing Change 75
Lesson 8 Changing Attitudes 85
Lesson 9 Communicating Effectively 94
Lesson 10 Managing Time 102
Lesson 11 Managing Technology 133
Lesson 12 Managing the Budget 143
Index 153
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