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Significantly updated and expanded, the sixth edition of this classic text reflects the many changes that have recently taken place in libraries and library management. Students will acquire important knowledge about the complex and interrelated functions common to all organizations: planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling. The book introduces new thoughts and techniques alongside those that have stood the test of time and trial. Contemporary examples are given to illustrate discussions on such themes as strategic planning and total quality management. The text exposes students to the technology and the political, economic and social environments that are powerful forces which influence the planning for information services today. At the same time, it outlines new knowledge, skills, and techniques that are required by staff members at every level of an organization's operations. An essential resource and professional guide, this book is a standard text in library management courses.
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ROBERT D. STUEART is International Consultant on Strategic Planning for Information Services and for Educational Program Development in Information Management. He is Dean and Professor Emeritus, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College. He has received ALA's Melvil Dewey Medal, the OCLC-Humphrey's Award for International Librarianship, and the Beta Phi Mu Award.::Moran /f Barbara /i B. /b BARBARA B. MORAN is Professor, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.From Booklist:
Any textbook that reaches its sixth edition has achieved classic status! Stueart was a longtime professor and dean at Simmons College. Moran has been a professor and dean at the University of North Carolina. Their challenge is to apply the best practices from the management discipline in a meaningful way to the institutions and operations of library and information science (LIS) and at the same time to make this non-LIS field interesting to LIS students. They meet this challenge by examining through a management lens the basic processes and operations of LIS institutions: evolution (of management as a facilitative process), planning, organizing, staffing (human resources), leading, and coordinating. Illustrations, tables, and sources abound. All this is backed up with a "living" Web site with updated readings, case studies, exercises, exhibits, and a discussion forum [http://www.eLearning@lu.com/management]. This volume serves the needs of LIS students well. RBB
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