Lean Library Management: Eleven Strategies for Reducing Costs and Improving Services

Lean Library Management: Eleven Strategies for Reducing Costs and Improving Services

by John Huber


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Written by two experts who have won millions in grants from an astonishing variety of funding sources, Winning Grants is a combination workbook, how-to manual, and multimedia workshop.

This multimedia package features three sections. Part I, "The Grant Process Cycle," presents the full grant process cycle with MacKellar and Gerding sharing invaluable procedural advice that distinguishes proposals that receive sustained funding. Part II, "Library Grant Success Stones," showcases real-life success stories that demonstrate the process in practice and provide motivational tips from successful library staff. Part III, "The Winning Grants Multimedia Toolkit and DVD," includes time-saving tools, such as reusable checklists, worksheets, and templates. All of these tools are both in the book and reproduced as Microsoft Word documents on the multimedia DVD so you can make these templates your own and share them with colleagues. The DVD includes the entire text of successful grant proposals plus ten instructional videos to walk you through each step of the grant process cycle: 1. Grant Process Cycle Overview; 2. Planning for Success; 3. Discovering and Designing the Grant Project; 4. Organizing the Grant Team; 5. Understanding the Sources and Resources; 6. Researching and Selecting the Right Grant; 7. Creating and Submitting the Winning Grants Proposal; 8. Getting Funded and Implementing the Project; 9. Reviewing and Continuing the Process; and 10.Top 10 Tips for Grant Success.

You can also use these materials for workshops and training.

Winning Grants: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians with Multimedia Tutorials and Grant Development Tools will help you stay on track, keep you organized, and take you through the grant process cycle, starting with your library goals and finishing with a successful grant proposal.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781555707323
Publisher: ALA Editions
Publication date: 02/28/2011
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables v

Foreword ix

Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xvii

Introduction xix

Prologue: The Power of a Lean Transformation 1

Strategy 1 Recognize That Service Performance Is the Key to Customer Retention 7

Strategy 2 Transform Your Change-Resistant Culture 11

Strategy 3 Understand How Delivery Service Chains Drive Your Library's Performance 33

Strategy 4 Align Your Performance Metrics with Your Delivery Service Chains 41

Strategy 5 Transform Your New Book Delivery Service Chain 69

Strategy 6 Transform Your Customer Holds/Reserves Delivery Service Chain 101

Strategy 7 Transform Your Cost Control Philosophy to a Lean Service Improvement Philosophy 121

Strategy 8 Transform Your Overall Library Service Performance Metrics 129

Strategy 9 Transform Your Digital Research Delivery Service Chain 139

Strategy 10 Transform Your Delivery Service Chain from a "Push" to a "Pull" Philosophy 149

Strategy 11 Think Lean Before the Concrete Is Poured 159

Afterword: Lean Continuous Improvement 169

Appendix: More Lean Tools 173

Index 191

About the Author 197

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Lean Library Management: Eleven Strategies for Reducing Costs and Improving Services 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
timtom on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent, no-nonsense and practical book that should be on every library's shelves. John Huber is a consulting veteran coming from the manufacturing industry and striving to apply the concepts of lean manufacturing (aka the Toyota model) to the world of libraries. His common sense approach to practical service delivery problems faced by libraries allows him to find practical and non-orthodox solutions that would have been obvious to the library employees had they not been too focussed on their problems to notice. He advocates novel ways to measure library performance, in analogy to the manufacturing industry, and to think above the usual departmental barriers. Huber should be mandatory reading for every librarian, period.
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