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"Strategic Planning and Management for Library Managers is a comprehensive overview of the art and science of strategic planning as well as a practical guide to the development and implementation of the plan itself….[a] good primer for individuals new to the process such as members of a library strategic planning team. Using it with such a group would provide a shared basic understanding of the background, purpose, and process of strategic planning."
"Management expert Joseph R. Matthews demystifies strategic planning in his new book, Strategic Planning and Management for Library Managers. He begins with a definition of strategies, then moves on to consider 10 schools of thought about strategy formulation, to discuss various types of strategies, and to explain the strategic planning process. Matthews also includes a section on useful tools for managing the library."
"Information presented throughout the book is clear, practical, readily accessible, well documented, and amply supported by notes, tables, figures, diagrams, and quotes. Overall, this book is a fine introduction to the subject and a helpful resource for all librarians."
"Matthews' wise voice of experience shows readers what kinds of strategies are possible, how to create a strategic plan, and how to monitor it once it has been implemented….[T]his is an excellent resource that will provide great value for those who sincerely desire improvement and help in this area."
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