Library Management Tips That Work (ALA Guides for the Busy Librarian)

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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.

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About the Author:

Carol Smallwood received her MLS from Western Michigan University and her MA in history from Eastern Michigan University. She is the author or editor of numerous books for the American Library Association, Scarecrow, McFarland, Libraries Unlimited, Pudding House Publications, Peter Lang, and others.

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The wide range of advice provided in this book makes it a handy guide for anyone who has management responsibilities, regardless of the type of library. A pragmatic approach to issues that libraries confront every day is combined with sound guidance on how to make your library a model of successful operations and services. --Roberta Stevens, 2010-2011 President of the American Library Association

Drawing from almost 30 practicing librarians in academic, public and school settings, Library Management Tips that Work provides both managers and directors with great practical advice on the challenges of running a library. This wide range of authors provides readers with excellent suggestions, best practices and practical advice to make the transition to manager or director much smoother. --Corey Seeman, Director, Kresge Business Administration Library, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)

From internal staff management to grant and project management, this collection serves as an excellent guide for the new and experienced manager and offers insight into a variety of situations faced by those who oversee projects, people, facilities, and more. --Heather Zabriskie, Youth Programs Coordinator, Orange County Library System, Orlando, Florida, 2010 Florida Library of the Year

This book offers a wealth of information for any informational professional, management or otherwise ... Librarians should familiarize themselves with the subjects covered in this book, and then keep the title close at hand for when those issues arise. --Voice of Youth Advocates

Managers looking for ways to improve communication and staffing techniques will find plenty to choose from in this collection of practical and pragmatic management tips. --Public Libraries

This book offers a wealth of information for any informational professional, management or otherwise ... Librarians should familiarize themselves with the subjects covered in this book, and then keep the title close at hand for when those issues arise. --Voice of Youth Advocates

Managers looking for ways to improve communication and staffing techniques will find plenty to choose from in this collection of practical and pragmatic management tips. --Public Libraries

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