How Libraries Make Tough Choices in Difficult Times

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  • Author : David Stern
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 226 pages
  • ISBN : 178063367X
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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 : 19 February 2013
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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

Public Libraries and Resilient Cities

Public Libraries and Resilient Cities
  • Author : Michael Q. Dudley
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release : 21 January 2022
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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 Second Edition

Academic Librarianship  Second Edition
  • Author : G. Edward Evans ,Stacey Greenwell
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release : 20 December 2018
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Ideal for practitioners looking to advance their careers and for use in LIS programs, this "comprehensive overview" (Journal of Access Services) has been thoroughly revised and updated to provide a timely exploration of the characteristics of academic librarianship and its place in the ever-changing environment of higher education. Evans and new coauthor Greenwell guide readers towards understanding what is required to have a successful career in academic librarianship, explaining why academic libraries are distinct from other types of libraries and

Managing Burnout in the Workplace

Managing Burnout in the Workplace
  • Author : Nancy McCormack,Catherine Cotter
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 31 October 2013
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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 : 24 November 2009
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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

Advances in Library Administration and Organization

Advances in Library Administration and Organization
  • Author : Delmus E. Williams,James M. Nyce,Janine Golden
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release : 02 November 2009
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Dealing with the subject of organizational theory and library administration, this title covers topics such as: managing change in research libraries; the agility of library consortia and its member libraries; the evaluation of reference services; and, developing a recruitment strategy for a diverse workforce. It is suitable for library students.

Fundraising

Fundraising
  • Author : Joyce V. Garczynski
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release : 30 October 2017
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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 : 14 November 2013
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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.

Going Digital

Going Digital
  • Author : Donald L Dewitt
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 13 May 2013
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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

Privatizing Libraries

Privatizing Libraries
  • Author : Jane Jerrard,Nancy M. Bolt,Karen Strege
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release : 21 January 2022
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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 : 21 January 2022
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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