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Library Management 101: A Practical Guide
Edited by Diane L. Velasquez
Item Number: 978-0-8389-1148-8
Publisher: ALA Editions
Price: $67.00
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384 pages
6" x 9"
ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-1148-8
Year Published: 2013
AP Categories: A, C, I

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Knowing the principles of general management is both useful and necessary for LIS students, but learning management techniques specific to the world of libraries is no less important. Created to fill a surprising educational void, this edited volume focuses on best practices from library management experts teaching in LIS programs across the country. Among the many topics discussed are
  • Classic and contemporary theories of management, and how they apply to the library
  • Human resource planning
  • Marketing and public relations
  • Negotiations, mediation, and financial management of the library
  • Facilities management
  • Information technology management and future trends
  • Change management and organizational culture
  • Ethics and confidentiality
In addition to providing students with a solid foundation in library management, experienced managers will also benefit from the structured, practical knowledge included in this impressive volume.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1
Introduction to Management
Diane L. Velasquez

Chapter 2
Classical Theory
Lisa K. Hussey

Chapter 3
Modern Theory
Lisa K. Hussey

Chapter 4
Human Resources Management
Diane L. Velasquez

Chapter 5
Strategic Planning
Mary Wilkins Jordan

Chapter 6
Leadership and Decision Making
Mary Wilkins Jordan and Lisa K. Hussey

Chapter 7
Organizational Communication
Lisa K. Hussey

Chapter 8
Change Management and Organizational Culture
Diane L. Velasquez and Lisa K. Hussey

Chapter 9
Diane L. Velasquez

Chapter 10
Financial Management
Diane L. Velasquez

Chapter 11
Assessment and Evaluation
Jennifer Campbell-Meier

Chapter 12
Internal and External Stakeholders
Diane L. Velasquez

Chapter 13
Ethics and Confidentiality
Diane L. Velasquez

Chapter 14
Understanding and Resolving Conflict
Lisa K. Hussey

Chapter 15
Lisa K. Hussey

Chapter 16
Facilities Management
Lenora Berendt

Chapter 17
Information Technology Management
Diane L. Velasquez

Chapter 18
Grants and the Grant Writing Process
Catherine Hakala-Ausperk

Chapter 19
Heather L. Hill

Chapter 20
Future Trends
Lisa K. Hussey and Diane L. Velasquez

About the Editor

Diane L. Velasquez is program director of the Library and Information Management and Business Information Management programs and lecturer at the University of South Australia. She teaches information governance, readers’ advisory, and management and supervises the placement into industry of her students and the capstone project course. She was previously an assistant professor at a university in the Midwest. Her research interests include management and e-government in public libraries, readers’ advisory, and librarians’ perception of readers of genre fiction but especially the romance genre. Dr. Velasquez has a PhD in LIS from the University of Missouri, an MBA in management from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, an MLS from the University of Arizona, and a BA from San Jose State University. She spent 20 years in corporate America before switching careers to librarianship and academe.

"Editor Velasquez, program director of the Library and Information Management program at the University of South Australia, brings more than 20 years of experience (as an assistant professor, researcher, and lecturer in the U.S.) to this text, with her belief that all librarians manage something, from collections to volunteers—even if they think they are not on the management track.' The book pulls together best practices for management at all levels in public and academic libraries ... would make an excellent text for any library-management course as well as a good addition to the personal shelf of any librarian who would like to make the move into administration."
— Booklist

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