Time and Project Management Strategies for Librariansby Carol Smallwood
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As budgets for libraries continue to shrink, the key challenge facing the 21st century librarian is finding how to do more with less. Learning how to increase productivity within the constraints of a difficult economy, librarians can benefit from the insights of fellow professionals and others who have succeeded in making the most of what they have.
Time and Project Management Strategies for Librarians features more than thirty essays that provide valuable tips for the professional who must cope with increasing demands upon their resources. Librarians will get tips on how to:
- identify the most important tasks for the library
- eliminate non-essential functions and processes
- increase reliance on volunteers, interns, and students
- optimize daily routines and schedule staff effectively
- increase productivity through the use of social media and email
- increase project and time management skills and personal productivity through setting and meeting goals
With productivity tips for all librarians—from the newly hired to the most seasoned veteran—this volume will help libraries provide better service to their users and also show librarians how to give this service without losing their personal lives and their sanity.
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Meet the Author
Carol Smallwood has worked as a public library systems administrator and consultant, and in school, academic, and special libraries. She has authored, co-authored, edited, and co-edited several books, including How to Thrive as a Solo Librarian (2011), Preserving Local Writers, Genealogy, Photographs, Newspapers, and Related Materials (2012), and Library Services for Multicultural Patrons (2012), all published by Scarecrow Press. Her articles have appeared in numerous journals, including American Libraries.
Jason Kuhl is the Executive Director of the Arlington Heights Memorial Library (AHML) in Arlington Heights, IL. He is a contributor to The Frugal Librarian: Thriving in Tough Economic Times and Library Management Tips that Work.
Lisa Fraser is the Services Implementation Coordinator for the King County Library System, Washington and teaches courses in marketing and advocacy for libraries at the Information School of the University of Washington. Fraser has contributed to professional anthologies such as The Frugal Librarian: Thriving in Tough Economic Times, and has also published in journals, blogs, and newspapers.
Carol Smallwood has worked as a public library systems administrator and consultant, and in school, academic, and special libraries. She has authored, co-authored, edited, and co-edited several books, including Writing and Publishing: The Librarian's Handbook (2010) and Librarians as Community Partners: An Outreach Handbook (2010). Her articles have appeared in numerous journals, including American Libraries.
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