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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 19 February 2013
  • ISBN : 9781780633671
  • Page : 226 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

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Contemporary library managers face the need to make difficult choices regarding resource allocation in the modern business environment. How Libraries Make Tough Choices in Difficult Times is a practical guide for library managers, offering techniques to analyze existing and potential services, implement best practices for maximizing existing resources, and utilize pressing financial scenarios in order to justify making difficult reallocation decisions. The book begins by asking the fundamental questions of why, what, and how, moving on to look at how to manage expectations and report to both administration and faculty. The book then considers the four ‘D’s of Do, Delegate, Delay and Drop, before covering project management, and how to understand the mission and objectives of your organisation. The book then focuses on: service quality improvement analyses; identifying underlying issues; reviewing resources; identifying best practice; managing feedback and expectations; and looking at decision making skills and implications. Introduces both philosophies and techniques for decision-making that will help inexperienced library managers Provides resources for a practical orientation to new Service Quality Improvement and Project Management approaches as library managers address a wide range of resource allocation considerations Written by a highly experienced practitioner in the field

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How Libraries Make Tough Choices in Difficult Times

How Libraries Make Tough Choices in Difficult Times
  • Author : David Stern
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2013-02-19
  • ISBN : 9781780633671
GET THIS BOOKHow Libraries Make Tough Choices in Difficult Times

Contemporary library managers face the need to make difficult choices regarding resource allocation in the modern business environment. How Libraries Make Tough Choices in Difficult Times is a practical guide for library managers, offering techniques to analyze existing and potential services, implement best practices for maximizing existing resources, and utilize pressing financial scenarios in order to justify making difficult reallocation decisions. The book begins by asking the fundamental questions of why, what, and how, moving on to look at how

Public Libraries and Resilient Cities

Public Libraries and Resilient Cities
  • Author : Michael Q. Dudley
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2013
  • ISBN : 9780838911365
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Public libraries are keystone public institutions for any thriving community, and as such can be leaders in making cities better places to work, play, and live. Here, Dudley shows how public libraries can contribute to 'placemaking', or the creation and nurturing of vital and unique communities for their residents.

Academic Librarianship

Academic Librarianship
  • Author : G. Edward Evans,Stacey Greenwell
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2018-01-16
  • ISBN : 9780838916674
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This updated edition enables readers to understand how academic libraries deliver information, offer services, and provide learning spaces in new ways to better meet the needs of today's students, faculty, and other communities of academic library users.

Managing Burnout in the Workplace

Managing Burnout in the Workplace
  • Author : Nancy McCormack,Catherine Cotter
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2013-10-31
  • ISBN : 9781780634005
GET THIS BOOKManaging Burnout in the Workplace

Information professionals are under constant stress. Libraries are ushering in sweeping changes that involve the closing of branches and reference desks, wholesale dumping of print, disappearing space, and employment of non-professional staff to fill what have traditionally been the roles of librarians. Increasing workloads, constant interruptions, ceaseless change, continual downsizing, budget cuts, repetitive work, and the pressures of public services have caused burnout in many information professionals. Managing Burnout in the Workplace concentrates on the problem of burnout, what it

How Good People Make Tough Choices Rev Ed

How Good People Make Tough Choices Rev Ed
  • Author : Rushworth M. Kidder
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-11-24
  • ISBN : 9780061968723
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This insightful and brilliant analysis of ethics teaches readers valuable skills in evaluating tough choices and arriving at sound conclusions. “A thought-provoking guide to enlightened and progressive personal behavior.” —Jimmy Carter An essential guide to ethical action updated for our challenging times, How Good People Make Tough Choices by Rushworth M. Kidder offers practical tools for dealing with the difficult moral dilemmas we face in our everyday lives. The founder and president of the Institute for Global Ethics, Dr. Kidder

Serials Collection Management in Recessionary Times

Serials Collection Management in Recessionary Times
  • Author : Karen G. Lawson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-04-08
  • ISBN : 9781317983309
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Strategic planning, collaboration, continual stewardship, best practices, and re-engineering can provide librarians with a toolkit of innovative strategies that meets the worst of economic times with bold, persistent experimentation. This book covers the implications for libraries of a broad range of technological and economic challenges. These challenges include the fallout from the global economic crisis, the positioning of usage statistics, the advent of open access scholarship, database management, responding to budgetary constrictions and general access to serials. Taken as a

Working in the Virtual Stacks

Working in the Virtual Stacks
  • Author : Laura Townsend Kane
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2011-06-30
  • ISBN : 9780838993279
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Written in a warm and personal style, Working in the Virtual Stacks presents an exciting future for librarians, already upon us today!

Legislative Branch Appropriations for 2011, Part 2, February 24, 2010, 111-2 Hearings

Legislative Branch Appropriations for 2011, Part 2, February 24, 2010, 111-2 Hearings
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010
  • ISBN : UOM:39015090414429
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Legislative Branch Appropriations for 2011

Legislative Branch Appropriations for 2011
  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Legislative Branch
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010
  • ISBN : UCR:31210022671133
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Going Digital

Going Digital
  • Author : Donald L Dewitt
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-05-13
  • ISBN : 9781135786083
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Going Digital: Strategies for Access, Preservation, and Conversion of Collections to a Digital Format offers you succinct and analytic views of the problems and benefits of digital resources in the traditional academic library. Library administrators, collection managers, and librarians will learn the advantages and disadvantages of traditional and digital collections and the costs of providing local access or implementing remote access to digital collections. Originally presented at a series of five symposiums sponsored by the Research Libraries Group, the articles

Fundraising

Fundraising
  • Author : Joyce V. Garczynski
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-10-30
  • ISBN : 9780081020043
GET THIS BOOKFundraising

Fundraising: How to Raise Money for Your Library Using Social Media introduces the phenomena that many members, supporters and fundraisers are not using social media to fundraise for their libraries, and may not be aware of its strengths and pitfalls. The book discusses why social media should be used to fundraise and how to successfully employ social media campaigns, also providing examples from library funding initiatives that libraries can follow. Since social media changes relatively quickly, library staff members, supporters

Law Librarianship in the Digital Age

Law Librarianship in the Digital Age
  • Author : Ellyssa Kroski
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release Date : 2013-11-14
  • ISBN : 9780810888074
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It is absolutely essential that today’s law librarians are digitally literate and possess an understanding and awareness of recent advancements and trends in information technology as they pertain to the library field. Law Librarianship in the Digital Age offers a one-stop, comprehensive guide to achieving both of those goals.

Privatizing Libraries

Privatizing Libraries
  • Author : Jane Jerrard,Nancy M. Bolt,Karen Strege
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2012
  • ISBN : 9780838911549
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This timely special report from ALA Editions provides a succinct but comprehensive overview of the "privatization" of public libraries. It provides a history of the trend of local and state governments privatizing public services and assets, and then examines the history of public library privatization right up to the California legislation introduced earlier this year to restrict cities in the state from privatizing library services. The book also examines what happens when a private, for-profit organization takes over essential management

Library Data

Library Data
  • Author : Darby Orcutt
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2010
  • ISBN : 9781591588269
GET THIS BOOKLibrary Data

Numerical evidence is everywhere. And libraries are among the most abundant producers and storehouses of such evidence, as well as a key contact to numbers held elsewhere. But not all of this data is collected for the benefit of our users; some are integral to the functioning of the library itself. The papers in this collection run the gamut from library administrators addressing how to make data presentations appealing and effective, to an article on applying capital budgeting models to

Libraries, Leadership, and Scholarly Communication

Libraries, Leadership, and Scholarly Communication
  • Author : Rick Anderson
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2016-06-08
  • ISBN : 9780838914427
GET THIS BOOKLibraries, Leadership, and Scholarly Communication

Ideal for browsing, the ideas in this collection will kickstart your brainstorming sessions and spur your organization to confront choices head on.