Administration of the Small Public Library
What is our library's mission statement? How do we serve our older customers better? How do I justify the purchase of a new Internet workstation in my library? How many times should I call the plumber each year? These questions and more are discussed in the new edition of an old classic. Since the publication of its first edition in 1965, Administration of the Small Public Library has been a gold standard resource for setting up and managing cuttingedge small public library facilities. Completely revised and updated, this forth edition continues that tradition with many more figures, case studies and sample policies, and new content on grant writing, program budgeting, hiring, and creative compensation. While most libraries around the country are considered small, operating with fewer resources than academic and large metropolitan libraries, their customers still expect to find a comparable level of service and access to information. This all-new edition outlines what to do to make your library a visible, well-funded player that keeps pace. Addressing every aspect of running a small library - from defining the community's characteristics and forming a board to planning a budget a
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