Managing in the Information Age

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Management is the art of bringing people and resources together to achieve an objective. Technology has provided many new tools to assist in managing, particularly in the management of resources. Prentice places management within its social, economic, and political context; showing how management attitudes and activities are closely related to the environment in which they are practiced. Overarching issues such as the importance of diversity in the workplace and the need for ethical approaches to managing are given due attention, while both theory and practice are brought together by discussing the leadership, motivation, communication, and marketing of the organization. Key organization management issues include:

· Innovation and planning
· Organizing work
· Decision making
· Staffing
· Performance evaluation
· Program management and evaluation
· Financial planning and management
· Planning and managing physical facilities
· Knowledge management

Prentice provides the information needed to master the ability to manage in an ever-changing environment created by technology. This book will be essential reading for the aspiring professional.

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Ann Prentice is Professor Emerita at the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland. She is currently pursuing research in the areas of the effects of technology on managing information environments and assessment of academic programs and the relationship to information resources.

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...a well-articulated and a consistently organized work. It contains a wealth of suggestions for additional readings that will provide managers with introductory tools for addressing the challenges of library management in the information age....especially useful to graduate students in library and information science studying organization management. (Reference and User Services Quarterly, Vol. 45 No. 3, Spring 2006)

Prentice provides an inclusive introduction to management principles as they can be applied in today's libraries. Though the book is basic enough to be used as a text in library management classes, its later chapters are practical enough to serve as a reference for those seeking to improve or change either their organizations or personal management activities. Part I provides a comprehensive introduction to the context in which current workplaces thrive, Part II to the theories behind modern organizations and their management. Both are broad enough to apply to nearly any workplace, making this volume useful to practitioners outside the library world. Part III discusses aspects of management as they are more directly applied to libraries and information centers: planning, organizational structure, decision-making, staff, evaluation, finances, facilities and knowledge management. Though the language is sometimes awkward, the basic principles of management and their application are presented in well-digested form. (Info Career Trends)

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