Management Basics for Information Professionals

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Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2007 - Computers - 567 pages
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G. Edward Evans and Patricia Layzell Ward ISBN: 9781555705862 Published: 2007 6 x 9 - 575 pp. - $65.00 Request an Exam Copy WorldCat record Add to LibraryThing DescriptionFree PreviewReviewsCompanion Web Site Completely revised and expanded to reflect the rapidly changing sphere of information services, this comprehensive introduction to the management of libraries builds the basic skills good library managers must exercise. The authors offer an authoritative approach on the fundamental concepts of management while recognizing the diverse needs of different operating environments. This edition features two new chapters - Managing Diversity and Career Development - and is kept up to current by material housed on the Web. Drawing from examples of successful leadership techniques from a variety of services - archives, information brokers, libraries, records managements and more, this book demonstrates the most effective ways to plan, delegate, make decisions, communicate, and lead a team. Equal emphasis is placed on personal, fiscal, and technological issues, as well as a look at what the future may hold for incoming managers. A practical, up-to-date introduction to library management, here is a text that will appeal to LIS educators, new and experienced libraries in management positions, students, and anyone wishing to acquire a sound knowledge of both the theory and practice of management within the changing information workforce.

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User Review  - Benjamin - Goodreads

My main problem with this book is that it never critically engages with the managerialism it is touting. It's for librarians, and it does apply different aspects of management thinking to the library ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lexi - Goodreads

Finally finished this bear of a textbook. Whew. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
3
Management Concepts
15
The Operating Environment
39
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

G. Edward Evans is an administrator, researcher, teacher, and writer. He holds several graduate degrees in anthropology and library and information science. As a researcher he has published in both fields, and held a Fulbright (librarianship) and National Science Foundation (anthropology) Fellowship. His teaching experience has also been in both fields in the U.S. and the Nordic countries. Most of his administrative experience has been in private academic libraries--Harvard and Loyola Marymount Universities. He retired from full-time work as Associate Academic Vice president for Libraries and Information Resources. Author of numerous books, he consults for and volunteers at the Museum of Northern Arizona library and archives and Flagstaff City, Coconino Country Library System.

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