Barbara Allan is Deputy Dean of Hull University Business School and Director of the Center for Innovations in Business and Management Education. She was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2008 for her innovative work in e-learning and e-mentoring. She is interested in new approaches to supporting research students and led the development of the Graduate Virtual Research Environment. Author of several books, including Supporting Research Students, she is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP).
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Running a library takes teamwork and here is the guidance you need to get your team in shape. Moving beyond management theories to practical, proven applications, Allan helps supervisors motivate groups, communicate confidently, delegate and monitor employees, assess progress, provide feedback, manage difficult situation, offer training and development, and earn support and respect as a leader. With illustrative examples and scenarios from every area of library and information management, this is a useful management resource for anyone leading a team.
"...a superior resource…This is a considered and practical work. Its content is presented in effective and appealing ways."
— Australian Library Journal