Practical and Effective Management of Libraries

Practical and Effective Management of Libraries
Author: Richard Moniz, Jr.
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2010-01-20
ISBN 10: 1780630239
ISBN 13: 9781780630236
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practical and Effective Management of Libraries Book Review:

Aimed at library science students and librarians with newly assigned administrative duties the book is about improving one’s thinking and decision making in a role as a library manager. Most librarians get very little exposure to management issues prior to finding themselves in a management role. Furthermore, most library science students do not expect that they will need to understand management yet they quickly find that there is a need to understand this perspective to be effective at almost any library job. Effective library management is about having some tools to make decisions (such as a basic understanding of management theory and how it applies in the library environment, understanding common traps we all fall into, etc.), knowing yourself, being able to motivate others, fostering a diversity (especially within workgroups), being able to communicate effectively, and having an understanding of one’s organizational culture. The book touches on all of these aspects of library management. Provides a concise understanding of theories from management, psychology, etc. and applies them to practical every day library issues Contains real world cases for considering how theoretical concepts might apply in real library-related situations Cuts out much of the extraneous material often found in books of this kind and focuses more on what you actually need

The Mindful Librarian

The Mindful Librarian
Author: Richard Moniz,Joe Eshleman,Jo Henry,Howard Slutzky,Lisa Moniz
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2015-11-26
ISBN 10: 008100561X
ISBN 13: 9780081005613
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mindful Librarian Book Review:

The Mindful Librarian: Connecting the Practice of Mindfulness to Librarianship explores mindfulness, approaching it in such a way as to relate specifically to the many roles or challenges librarians face. Coinciding with the increased need to juggle a variety of tasks, technologies, ebooks, and databases, the new Association of College & Research Libraries Framework for Information Literacy, and the challenges faced by solo librarians in school libraries which have suffered cutbacks in help in recent years, the time is exactly right for this publication. The authors hope to be helpful in some small way towards improving the joy and quality of life that librarians and library science students experience in their personal lives and jobs. The loftier goal would be to create a new lens from which to view librarianship, having a transformative impact on readers, and opening a new dialog within the profession. The topic of mindfulness is not new; it has been connected to various religious traditions in a wide variety of ways for centuries, most notably Buddhism. In the latter part of the 20th century, however, a secular version was popularized largely by the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn and his work on MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) at the University of Massachusetts’s Medical School. The medical benefits and the overall quality of life improvements from its adoption have exploded in recent years, in particular, the last two decades which have seen mindfulness traditions incorporated into education to a greater degree and with very positive results. Presents the only current LIS book that covers this topic in a way that applies directly to librarians Provides a topic that will be appealing to librarians, as it speaks to the pressures of budget cuts and consumer culture being felt across the academy Seeks to improve the joy and quality of life that librarians and library science students experience in their personal lives and jobs

Library and Information Science

Library and Information Science
Author: Michael Bemis
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-03-03
ISBN 10: 0838996051
ISBN 13: 9780838996058
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library and Information Science Book Review:

This unique annotated bibliography is a complete, up-to-date guide to sources of information on library science, covering recent books, monographs, periodicals and websites, and selected works of historical importance.

Electronic Resource Management in Libraries Research and Practice

Electronic Resource Management in Libraries  Research and Practice
Author: Yu, Holly,Breivold, Scott
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2008-02-28
ISBN 10: 1599048922
ISBN 13: 9781599048925
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Electronic Resource Management in Libraries Research and Practice Book Review:

A pronounced move from print subscriptions to electronic resources in all types of libraries has fundamentally impacted the library and its users. With the influx of resources such as e-journals; e-books; index, abstract, and/or full-text databases; aggregated databases; and others, the shift to electronic resources is rapidly changing library operational and organizational procedures. Electronic Resource Management in Libraries: Research and Practice provides comprehensive coverage of the issues, methods, theories, and challenges connected with the provision of electronic resources in libraries, with emphasis on strategic planning, operational guidelines, and practices. This book primarily focuses on management practices of the life-cycle of commercially acquired electronic resources from selection and ordering to cataloging, Web presentation, user support, usage evaluation, and more.

Practical Strategies for Academic Library Managers Leading with Vision Through All Levels

Practical Strategies for Academic Library Managers  Leading with Vision Through All Levels
Author: Frances C. Wilkinson,Rebecca L. Lubas
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2015-11-10
ISBN 10: 1610698908
ISBN 13: 9781610698900
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practical Strategies for Academic Library Managers Leading with Vision Through All Levels Book Review:

Looking for tips on how to work towards your overall vision while remaining productive on the frontlines? The book gives you fresh ideas for balancing your managerial duties with day-to-day responsibilities in the academic library. • Presents the first approach to managing, leading, and practicing simultaneously • Incorporates chapters written by 10 different experts from organizations across the country • Addresses the need for professionals with expanding management roles to engage higher administration • Includes a foreword written by a former ALA president

The Dysfunctional Library

The Dysfunctional Library
Author: Jo Henry,Joe Eshleman,Richard Moniz
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2017-12-12
ISBN 10: 0838916708
ISBN 13: 9780838916704
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dysfunctional Library Book Review:

By tackling the dysfunctional library head on, managers as well as library workers who find themselves in a toxic situation will be poised to better meet library goals and move the library forward.

Managing the Successful School Library Strategic Planning and Reflective Practice

Managing the Successful School Library  Strategic Planning and Reflective Practice
Author: Lesley S. J. Farmer
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2017-11-21
ISBN 10: 0838914942
ISBN 13: 9780838914946
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Digital Libraries and Institutional Repositories Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Digital Libraries and Institutional Repositories  Breakthroughs in Research and Practice
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 579
Release: 2020-03-06
ISBN 10: 1799824640
ISBN 13: 9781799824640
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Libraries and Institutional Repositories Breakthroughs in Research and Practice Book Review:

Technology has revolutionized the ways in which libraries store, share, and access information, as well as librarian roles as knowledge managers. As digital resources and tools continue to advance, so too do the opportunities for libraries to become more efficient and house more information. Effective administration of libraries is a crucial part of delivering library services to patrons and ensuring that information resources are disseminated efficiently. Digital Libraries and Institutional Repositories: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice addresses new methods, practices, concepts, and techniques, as well as contemporary challenges and issues for libraries and university repositories that can be accessed electronically. It also addresses the problems of usability and search optimization in digital libraries. Highlighting a range of topics such as content management, resource sharing, and library technologies, this publication is an ideal reference source for librarians, IT technicians, academicians, researchers, and students in fields that include library science, knowledge management, and information retrieval.

Practical Tips for Successful Library Management

Practical Tips for Successful Library Management
Author: Leo Appleton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-08-23
ISBN 10: 9781783300327
ISBN 13: 1783300329
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practical Tips for Successful Library Management Book Review:

Today's library and information service managers need to be multi-skilled practitioners, demonstrating knowledge and understanding of multiple professional disciplines while working in operational and strategic managerial and leadership capacities. Managers need support in order to effectively work in such a diversity of professional environments and roles and this new book draws on an international field and all types of library sector to support library managers in their management and leadership vocations. Practical Tips for Successful Library Management takes management theory and practice and places it within a library and information context so that readers can see how the practical tips provided can be applied in their own roles. You will find flexible tips and implementation advice on topics including: Leadership and self awareness Organisational awareness Project management Strategic and business planning Staying in touch with sector developments and innovations Time management Budget and people management Team working Quality assurance and performance measurement Liaison and communication Evaluation and responsiveness Career planning and work-life balance. As part of the Practical Tips for Library and Information Professionals series, this book offers innovative tips and tried-and-tested best practice to enable library and information managers to be excellent and effective managers. Readership: Anyone working as a library and information manager seeking a pragmatic and sensible approach to solving library management problems, and aspiring to be a successful library manager.

Project Management for Libraries

Project Management for Libraries
Author: Robin A. Buser,,Miriam Pollack
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2014-10-02
ISBN 10: 1476617651
ISBN 13: 9781476617657
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Project Management for Libraries Book Review:

Library work often involves coordinating projects with many tasks and many stakeholders where cost and time limitations can be seen as opportunities. Effective project management is worth learning! This book provides library staffers at every level—whether in public, academic, school or special libraries—with the basic tools of project management so that they can gain confidence and an expectation of success. Part I covers the terminology, the philosophy, the resource management and the return on investment of project management. Part II introduces the basics of the methodology designed by the Project Management Institute. Part III discusses practical techniques for specific types of library projects, gives an introduction to agile management, features success stories in library project management and describes available software. The book includes many examples of project management. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Content and Workflow Management for Library Websites Case Studies

Content and Workflow Management for Library Websites  Case Studies
Author: Yu, Holly
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2004-12-31
ISBN 10: 1591405351
ISBN 13: 9781591405351
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Content and Workflow Management for Library Websites Case Studies Book Review:

Using database-driven web pages or web content management (WCM) systems to manage increasingly diverse web content and to streamline workflows is a commonly practiced solution recognized in libraries to-day. However, limited library web content management models and funding constraints prevent many libraries from purchasing commercially available WCM systems. And, the lack of much needed technical expertise in building in-house WCM systems presents a great challenge for libraries of all types. Content and Workflow Management for Library Websites: Case Studies provides practical and applicable web content management solutions through case studies. It contains successful database-to-web applications as employed in a variety of academic libraries. The applications vary in scope and cover a range of practical how-to-do-it examples from database-driven web development, locally created web content management systems, systems for distributing content management responsibilities, dynamic content delivery, to open source tools, such as MySQL and PHP to manage the content. Issues and challenges associated with the development process are discussed. Authors will also discuss detours, sand traps, and missteps necessary to a real learning process.

Managing the Successful School Library

Managing the Successful School Library
Author: Lesley S. J. Farmer
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2016-12-16
ISBN 10: 0838915167
ISBN 13: 9780838915165
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing the Successful School Library Book Review:

More than just a compendium of management theories, this book provides much food for thought that will help readers gain important insights into their own roles as school library managers and leaders.

Effective Management of Student Employment

Effective Management of Student Employment
Author: David Allen Baldwin,Frances C. Wilkinson,Daniel Barkley
Publsiher: Libraries Unlimited
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 1563086883
ISBN 13: 9781563086885
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Effective Management of Student Employment Book Review:

Building on proven methods of effective supervision, this book offers academic librarians a practical guide for the day-to-day challenges that arise in supervising student employees. Hiring, compensation, orientation and training, and supervision strategies are covered in addition to common problem areas, performance appraisal, employee/employer rights, corrective discipline, and termination procedures.

Managing Academic Libraries

Managing Academic Libraries
Author: Susan Higgins
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2016-10-11
ISBN 10: 1780633114
ISBN 13: 9781780633114
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Academic Libraries Book Review:

Managing Academic Libraries: Principles and Practice is aimed at professionals within the Library and Information Services (LIS) who are interested in learning more about the management of academic libraries. Written against a backdrop made up of the changes that digital technology has brought to academic libraries, this book uncovers how the library has changed its meaning from a physical to virtual icon and its effect on culture. The book aims to provide managers and students of LIS at all levels with the necessary management principles and practices needed to respond proactively to diverse audiences, while also keeping a focus on the purposes of higher education. In addition, readers will find an examination of various aspects of library management and reviews on key management techniques that can be used for successful interpretation and implementation of academic library mission statements. Provides tactics on how to manage the centrality of learning and reading in academic libraries Includes best practices on managing a learning organization Covers proactive management principles and practices that are needed to respond to diverse audiences

Handbook of Library Training Practice and Development

Handbook of Library Training Practice and Development
Author: Alan Brine
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2016-04-22
ISBN 10: 1317124006
ISBN 13: 9781317124009
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Library Training Practice and Development Book Review:

Librarians must now work at a different level from that required 20 years ago, but the training available is not always appropriate or accessible to all. The authors of this volume have responded to this significant and continuing change within the profession by offering a much-needed guide to best practice for staff training and development in library and information work. This handbook addresses new aspects of service provision both in the UK and abroad, and provides an up-to-date review of the current developments that are becoming increasingly important to librarians through the influence of the electronic age and the widening of areas of professional involvement. The Handbook of Library Training Practice and Development will be invaluable to those responsible for the development of staff and line managers as well as providing a crucial insight into the information profession for anyone new to this career path or looking to develop their knowledge within it.

Library Management in the 1970 s

Library Management in the 1970 s
Author: Association of Research Libraries. Office of University Library Management Studies
Publsiher: Association of Research Libr
Total Pages: 16
Release: 1977
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015033895478
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Practical Steps to Digital Research Strategies and Skills For School Libraries

Practical Steps to Digital Research  Strategies and Skills For School Libraries
Author: Deborah B. Stanley
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 301
Release: 2018-07-11
ISBN 10: 1440856737
ISBN 13: 9781440856730
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practical Steps to Digital Research Strategies and Skills For School Libraries Book Review:

This hands-on approach to teaching digital research skills breaks down each research skill into simple, targeted steps that enable students to research more deeply and to accomplish real-world tasks. • Outlines a concise six-step process for teaching digital research skills • Engages students in the research process with practical hands-on lessons • Proposes research strategies that meet the needs of students at all grade levels • Introduces lessons with background relating to specific skills • Prepares students to conduct digital research throughout the remainder of their education

Ency of Library and Inform Sci 2e V4 Print

Ency of Library and Inform Sci 2e V4  Print
Author: Miriam A. Drake
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 829
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780824720803
ISBN 13: 0824720806
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ency of Library and Inform Sci 2e V4 Print Book Review:

A revitalized version of the popular classic, the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Second Edition targets new and dynamic movements in the distribution, acquisition, and development of print and online media-compiling articles from more than 450 information specialists on topics including program planning in the digital era, recruitment, information management, advances in digital technology and encoding, intellectual property, and hardware, software, database selection and design, competitive intelligence, electronic records preservation, decision support systems, ethical issues in information, online library instruction, telecommuting, and digital library projects.

People Skills for Library Managers

People Skills for Library Managers
Author: Lucile Wilson,Blanche Woolls
Publsiher: Libraries Unlimited
Total Pages: 125
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 1563081431
ISBN 13: 9781563081439
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

People Skills for Library Managers Book Review:

Focuses on skills that are not included in a librarian's technical training. For graduates, para-professional librarians, and aides.

Digital Curation Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Digital Curation  Breakthroughs in Research and Practice
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 489
Release: 2018-08-03
ISBN 10: 1522569227
ISBN 13: 9781522569220
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Curation Breakthroughs in Research and Practice Book Review:

The effective use of technology offers numerous benefits in protecting cultural heritage. With the proper implementation of these tools, the management and conservation of artifacts and knowledge are better attained. Digital Curation: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice is a critical source of academic knowledge on the preservation, selection, collection, maintenance, and archiving of digital materials. Highlighting a range of pertinent topics such as electronic resource management, digital preservation, and virtual restoration, this publication is an ideal reference source for digital curators, technology developers, IT professionals, academicians, researchers, and graduate-level students interested in the curation and preservation of digital resources.