Library Management Tips That Work by Carol Smallwood
(ALA Guides for the Busy Librarian)

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Synopsis

There’s no shortage of library management books out there—but how many of them actually tackle the little details of day-to-day management, the hard-to-categorize things that slip through the cracks of a larger handbook? "Library Management Tips that Work" does exactly that, addressing dozens of such issues facing library managers, including

* How to create a job manual, and keep staff accountable
* Keeping your library board in the loop
* Using numbers to make your case
* Dealing with unreturned library materials
* Methods for managing multiple libraries with one FTE librarian
* Retaining services despite budget cuts and staff shortages
* Public relations on a shoestring

Written by contributors from across the field, this eclectic guide offers best practices suitable for managers in all types of libraries.
 

About Carol Smallwood

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Carol Smallwood has worked as a public library systems administrator and consultant, and in school, academic, and special libraries. She has authored, co-authored, edited, and co-edited several books, including Writing and Publishing: The Librarian's Handbook (2010) and Librarians as Community Partners: An Outreach Handbook (2010). Her articles have appeared in numerous journals, including American Libraries.
 
Published July 8, 2011 by Amer Library Assn. 208 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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