The Academic Library Director

The Academic Library Director
Author: Frank Dandraia
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 126
Release: 2013-08-21
ISBN: 113475504X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Academic Library Director Book Excerpt:

The Academic Library Director: Reflections on a Position in Transition addresses the changing nature of work and the new demands being placed on academic library directors. The authors’broad range of professional experience offers you unique insight on a management position that is truly in transition. Get inside seasoned professionals’heads to save time, effort, and money for yourself and your library. See what these experienced directors did right . . . and learn from their mistakes. The Academic Library Director is the resource that: Considers the challenges of leading an academic library through the transition period between permanent directors; lists the challenges met by interim directors and presents their advice for succeeding in this difficult role. Studies the career paths for academic library directors based on a survey of 21 library directors across the country, with a focus on factors such as gender, education, age, tenure, professional experience, and internal vs. external candidates. Identifies critical criteria for recruiting library leaders for the 21st century. Should your library hire a manager or a leader? Provides a unique, non-librarian perspective on the establishment of a newly configured position of Vice Provost for Information and Dean of University Libraries at a large university. Discusses the perceptions recently appointed academic library directors have about collegiate life vis à vis the realities they’ve encountered since assuming their positions. Shows how a library can thrive in a not-for-profit culture by embracing for-profit principles. The Academic Library Director: Reflections on a Position in Transition will help prepare you and your library for the only sure thing in the future--change. Successful library directors will be the ones who can recognize and thrive on the “management of change.” Unsuccessful directors will find themselves unable to adapt. Use this book to ensure your library comes out on the right side of the line.

The Public Library Director s Toolkit

The Public Library Director   s Toolkit
Author: Kate Hall,Kathy Parker
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2019-05-07
ISBN: 083891859X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Public Library Director s Toolkit Book Excerpt:

New public library directors quickly learn what seasoned directors already know: running a library means you’ve always got your hands full—balancing the needs of staff, patrons, facilities, library boards, and other stakeholders with professional responsibilities like community interactions, legal and financial requirements, and whole lot else that wasn’t exactly in the job description. Whether you are considering becoming a public library director, are brand new to the role, or have settled in but find yourself thinking “there’s got to be a better way,” authors Hall and Parker are here to help. This book walks you through the core components of getting up to speed and then provides templates, sample documents, checklists, and other resources that will make your job easier. Gleaned from their own decades of experience in library leadership positions, in this toolkit they - cover such key topics as employees, trustees, finances, legal issues, library policies, emergency planning, and technology; - discuss strategic planning and share advice on keeping up with trends; - offer nearly two dozen ready-to-use resources, including a Director’s Report Template, a Social Media Policy, an Employee Exit Questionnaire, a Library Cleaning Checklist, a Vision Statement worksheet, and more; and - suggest additional learning opportunities in each chapter to help you continue your learning journey. Public library directors can steer clear of common pain points by relying on the expert guidance and organizational aids in this toolkit.

Proactive Marketing for the New and Experienced Library Director

Proactive Marketing for the New and Experienced Library Director
Author: Melissa U.D. Goldsmith,Anthony J. Fonseca
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2014-08-26
ISBN: 1780634684
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proactive Marketing for the New and Experienced Library Director Book Excerpt:

Academic libraries have continually looked for technological solutions to low circulation statistics, under-usage by students and faculty, and what is perceived as a crisis in relevance, seeing themselves in competition with Google and Wikipedia. Academic libraries, however, are as relevant as they have been historically, as their primary functions within their university missions have not changed, but merely evolved. Going beyond the Gate Count argues that the problem is not relevance, but marketing and articulation. This book offers theoretical reasoning and practical advice to directors on how to better market the function of the library within and beyond the home institution. The aim of this text is to help directors, and ultimately, their librarians and staff get students and faculty back into the library, as a result of better articulation of the library’s importance. The first chapter explores the promotion of academic libraries and their function as educational systems. The next two chapters focus on the importance of the role social media and virtual presence in the academic library, and engaging and encouraging students to use the library through a variety of methods, such as visually oriented special collections. Remaining chapters discuss collaboration and collegiality, formalized reporting and marketing. Offers clear, concise writing, with thoughtful discussions of the problems facing academic libraries Demonstrates comprehensive and thoughtful research that informs theoretical approaches to realistic outcomes that address these problems Provides helpful tables, illustrations, and photographs that evidence the collaborative nature of contemporary academic libraries Provides practical examples from actual experiences that can be adapted by readers

What Every Library Director Should Know

What Every Library Director Should Know
Author: Susan Carol Curzon
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2014-04-10
ISBN: 0810891883
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Every Library Director Should Know Book Excerpt:

In this unconventional management text, author Dr. Susan Carol Curzon presents a different take on traditional library management tools. Through personal narrative and anecdotes from other working professionals, Curzon presents the many everyday challenges one meets as a library manager: • The unwritten rules, strategies, and bits of wisdom only learned on-the-job • Behavioral nuances • Political strategies • Mentor-like advice • Subtle communication codes Regardless of the professional setting, management is management and wisdom is wisdom. What Every Library Director Should Know is the insider’s view of vital actions, behaviors, and strategies needed to succeed in every type of library.

Planning Aids for the University Library Director

Planning Aids for the University Library Director
Author: Duane Webster
Publsiher: Association of Research Libr
Total Pages: 44
Release: 1971
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Academic libraries
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Evaluating Academic Library Directors

Evaluating Academic Library Directors
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Association of Research Libr
Total Pages: 91
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Academic libraries
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Conversations with Leading Academic and Research Library Directors

Conversations with Leading Academic and Research Library Directors
Author: Patrick Lo,Dickson Chiu,Allan Cho,Brad Allard
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 524
Release: 2018-12-01
ISBN: 0081027478
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conversations with Leading Academic and Research Library Directors Book Excerpt:

Conversations with Leading Academic and Research Library Directors: International Perspectives on Library Management presents a series of conversations with the directors of major academic and research libraries. The book offers insight, analysis, and personal anecdote from leaders in the library field, giving a unique perspective on how the modern library operates. Readers will learn about the most up-to-date trends and practices in the LIS profession from the directors of 24 internationally acclaimed academic and research libraries in Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, and the UK and USA. This is the first book focusing on leaders and managers of library institutions to offer a global outlook. Facing the need to respond to the expectations of changing populations that librarians strive to serve, this book aims to develop a new understanding of the core values of academic and research libraries, and asks how librarians can innovate, adapt, and flourish in a rapidly shifting professional landscape. Presents conversations with library leaders from 24 major institutions Offers a global perspective on the operation and management of libraries Discusses the director’s impact on institutional structures and future landscapes Gives insights based on first-hand experience

Iowa Public Library Director s Handbook 2001

Iowa Public Library Director s Handbook  2001
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Library administration
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Iowa Public Library Director s Handbook 2001 Book Excerpt:

A reference source for public library directors, and help to new library directors.

The Accidental Library Manager

The Accidental Library Manager
Author: Rachel Singer Gordon
Publsiher: Information Today, Inc.
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9781573872102
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Accidental Library Manager Book Excerpt:

"Included are insights from working library managers at different levels and in various types of libraries, addressing a wide range of management issues and situations. Not to be missed: comments from library staff about the qualities they appreciate - and the styles and attitudes they find counterproductive - in their own bosses."--Jacket.

World s Leading National Public Monastery and Royal Library Directors

World   s Leading National  Public  Monastery and Royal Library Directors
Author: Patrick Lo,Allan Cho,Dickson K.W. Chiu
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 377
Release: 2017-09-25
ISBN: 3110530910
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World s Leading National Public Monastery and Royal Library Directors Book Excerpt:

General directors who have all made their marks in the field of librarianship report from a variety of perspectives, including economic, social, educational, cultural developmental, and political. This information could increase the understanding of the managerial decisions, and other factors that affect the decisions and determine the library’s overall policy and operations.

Evaluating Library Directors

Evaluating Library Directors
Author: George J. Soete
Publsiher: Association of Research Libr
Total Pages: 47
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Academic libraries
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Small Library Manager s Handbook

The Small Library Manager s Handbook
Author: Alice Graves
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2014-10-16
ISBN: 1442230142
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Small Library Manager s Handbook Book Excerpt:

The Small Library Manager’s Handbook is for librarians working in all types of small libraries. It covers the everyday nuts-and-bolts operations that all librarians must perform. This handbook, written by experts who are small librarians themselves, will help all small librarians to do multiple jobs at the same time.

The Practical Library Manager

The Practical Library Manager
Author: Ruth C Carter,Bruce E Massis
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2013-04-15
ISBN: 1135791961
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Practical Library Manager Book Excerpt:

Examine the nuts and bolts of successful management in today’s rapidly evolving libraries! This book is an essential primer for new library managers and directors. In addition to providing an overview of the practical aspects of management, it is a vital reference tool for managing your library and its staff. The Practical Library Manager’s informative text and comprehensive bibliographies of print and electronic resources can guide you to solutions to the issues that every fledgling library manager must deal with upon appointment. While there are many publications on library management, The Practical Library Manager is one of very few to focus on the practical issues of staffing and the importance of continuous staff training. Also, unlike other books on the subject, this book features a chapter that points you to relevant management texts originally written for the corporate world rather than the library profession. The Practical Library Manager is the perfect single source to help you: understand the challenges of staffing your library and training your staff explore new technology’s impact on library workers and evaluate training programs to help them keep up ensure that your staff has the core competencies they’ll need in the current climate build a “virtual library” decide whether your library should join a consortium and much more! In the words of the author: “Today, the most successful libraries in the country are those addressing the needs of both external and internal customers. However, it takes more than technology to change the working relationship between the institution and its customer. The guiding force for change must include a strong and respectful relationship between the library manager and staff. Much of what is written in this book can assist the fledgling manager in creating an environment of trust, teamwork, and respect.”

The School Library Manager Surviving and Thriving 6th Edition

The School Library Manager  Surviving and Thriving  6th Edition
Author: Blanche Woolls,Sharon Coatney
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2017-11-27
ISBN: 144085257X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The School Library Manager Surviving and Thriving 6th Edition Book Excerpt:

This sixth edition of Library Unlimited's classic school library management text describes new approaches to management and addresses the realities that school librarians face in today's quickly evolving information-based world. • Provides information that progresses logically from preparing for the profession, to seeking a job, and to acting and managing in the role of the school librarian • Newly updated to offer additional insight into the challenges of leadership in changing school environments and specific information for school administration • Addresses and emphasizes the value of school librarians in education and student achievement—information to be shared with school administration in an advocacy appeal • Provides several appendixes of additional information

The School Library Manager 5th Edition

The School Library Manager  5th Edition
Author: Blanche Woolls,Ann C. Weeks,Sharon Coatney
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2013-12-09
ISBN: 1610696107
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The School Library Manager 5th Edition Book Excerpt:

This very readable text is updated to encompass the new role of school librarians in managing the digital world in libraries. • Presents up-to-date information and thorough revisions of a well-established and popular textbook • Highlights the teaching role of today's school librarian • Emphasizes the newest AASL standards, the Common Core standards, and the management of 21st-century digital and virtual libraries and collections • Supplies comprehensive coverage of current issues in school library media center administration

California Public Library Salary Survey

California Public Library Salary Survey
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1986
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Library employees
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Library Journal

Library Journal
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1304
Release: 1992
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Libraries
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library Journal Book Excerpt:

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

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: 1780630239
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practical and Effective Management of Libraries Book Excerpt:

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 University of Colorado Library and Its Makers 1876 1972

The University of Colorado Library and Its Makers  1876 1972
Author: Ellsworth Mason
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 387
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The University of Colorado Library and Its Makers 1876 1972 Book Excerpt:

The story of the University of Colorado Library unfolds within the societal forces that shaped universities over a century, and within the special conditions in the University to which it had to respond.

Wilson library bulletin

Wilson library bulletin
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1971
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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