Library and Information Center Management, Part 3

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Libraries Unlimited, 1998 - Reference - 509 pages
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This internationally acclaimed text serves as the basic management text in programs of library and information studies throughout the world. It is also used as a ready-reference and for workshop discussions in all types of libraries and information centers. As with previous editions, the authors present the principles of library and information center management in a conceptual framework as it examines the dynamics of organizational missions, goals, policies and programs, and people, as well as in relation to external forces (e.g., users and funding authorities) that encourage change. This current edition features expanded sections on the change process, strategic planning and management, and managing conflict through Total Quality Management (TQM) in a technology intense-environment. Charts, diagrams, and appendixes of library policies, procedures, organograms, and other forms are included.

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User Review  - JimmyHavok - LibraryThing

An appalling mix of '90s management jargon and bad grammar. It's a chore fighting my way through each assigned chapter, and when they are over I feel like all I got from it is the loss of an hour of my life. If you are a teacher, please do not force this on your students. Read full review

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User Review  - gaialover - LibraryThing

Required for a graduate class. Way too many chapters were devoted to common-sense management as opposed to valuable information about laws. Also it could have been more interestingly written. Read full review


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