Strategic Planning And Management For Library Managers / Edition 1

Strategic Planning And Management For Library Managers / Edition 1

by Joseph Matthews
     
 

ISBN-10: 1591582318

ISBN-13: 9781591582311

Pub. Date: 06/01/2005

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Libraries enter into strategic planning by a variety of routes, from dynamic technology and rising costs to budget cuts and pressure for change. In this book, Joe Matthews guides library managers towards a greater understanding of the role and attendant responsibilities of strategic planning. Academic, public, and special librarians alike will benefit from Matthews

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Libraries enter into strategic planning by a variety of routes, from dynamic technology and rising costs to budget cuts and pressure for change. In this book, Joe Matthews guides library managers towards a greater understanding of the role and attendant responsibilities of strategic planning. Academic, public, and special librarians alike will benefit from Matthews' cogent explanations, real-life examples, and time-tested recommendations.

In the process, Matthews addresses such intrinsic questions as: Why is it important that I add strategic thinking to my managerial arsenal? How will strategic planning benefit my library, and is there more than one way to go about it? What is the best way of monitoring and updating our strategic plan for maximum effect? In each case, he debunks false impressions, attends to the goal of providing good service, and identifies at least one new way to communicate the library's strategic importance in the lives of its customers. Academic, public, and special librarians alike will benefit from Matthews' cogent explanations, real-life examples, and time-tested recommendations.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591582311
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
166
Sales rank:
775,663
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Part 1: Strategies

What are Strategies?

Need for Strategies

Schools of Strategic Thinking

Types of Strategies

Part 2: Strategic Planning

What is Strategic Planning?

Value of Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning process

Deciding the: Who, What, and How

Part 3: Monitor and Update Strategies

A Culture of Assessment

Tools for Managing the Library

Appendices

Index

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