Library Management Tips that Work

Library Management Tips that Work

by Carol Smallwood

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Library Management Tips that Work by Carol Smallwood

There’s no shortage of library management books out there—but how many of them actually tackle the little details of day-to-day management, the hard-to-categorize things that slip through the cracks of a larger handbook? Library Management Tips that Work does exactly that, addressing dozens of such issues facing library managers, including

How to create a job manual, and keep staff accountable
Keeping your library board in the loop
Using numbers to make your case
Dealing with unreturned library materials
Methods for managing multiple libraries with one FTE librarian
Retaining services despite budget cuts and staff shortages
Public relations on a shoestring

Written by contributors from across the field, this eclectic guide offers best practices suitable for managers in all types of libraries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780838992876
Publisher: ALA Editions
Publication date: 01/01/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,014,310
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Carol Smallwood received her MLS from Western Michigan University and her MA in history from Eastern Michigan University. Writing and Publishing: The Librarian’s Handbook and Librarians as Community Partners: An Outreach Handbook are 2010 ALA anthologies she has edited. Lily’s Odyssey and Contemporary American Women: Our Defining Passages are new releases outside librarianship. Her magazine credits include The Writer’s Chronicle, English Journal, and Michigan Feminist Studies; her library experience covers work in school, public, academic, and special libraries as well as being an administrator and consultant. This is her twenty-fourth published book.

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