Sheila Intner, a Simmons professor emeritus, is widely recognized as a technical services expert. She has edited and written for several issues of Technicalities: Information Forum for the Library Practitioner, and has authored, edited, or contributed to more than 20 books including Cataloging Correctly for Kids (ALA Editions, 2005)
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The processes for acquiring, cataloging, and preserving resources have undergone dramatic changes in the last decade, and library technical services departments have had to evolve quickly in response. Often, librarians asked to take on technical services management roles find themselves both under-prepared and without guidance from their institutions.
In Fundamentals of Managing Library Technical Services, seasoned expert Sheila Intner makes sense out of the chaos as she examines the roles and responsibilities of the technical services manager. This authoritative handbook
Focusing on strategies for success, the information offered here can be applied to all library types. Newly appointed technical services managers, library practitioners seeking to advance their careers, and library school students will all benefit from this practical, step-by-step approach.
Chapter 1 Administrative Organization of the Department
Chapter 2 Responsibilities and Authority of the Manager
Chapter 3 Planning Technical Services Policies and Programs
Chapter 4 Vendor Relations
Chapter 5 Staffing the Department
Chapter 6 Budgeting and Finance
Chapter 7 Impact of Digital Resources
Chapter 8 Relationships beyond the Department
Chapter 9 Evaluating the Department
Chapter 10 Concluding Thoughts
"Highly recommended for professional and library school collections."
"Every new technical services manager should read this book, as well as librarians who want to explore the world of the technical services manager."
"Intner and Johnson connect technical services to the library's mission, and encourage technical services librarians to take on the consultative role that is precisely theirs. Many times technical services books focus on a single type of library. This is not the case here, and public library technical services managers will find this book useful. Although this concise volume is also intended to be used as a textbook, its dual purpose is to function as a practical manual for technical services management team members, whether new or well seasoned. In our opinion, it accomplishes both."