How Libraries Make Tough Choices in Difficult Times
  • Release Date : 19 February 2013
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Categories : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 226 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9781780633671
  • ISBN 10 : 178063367X
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Synopsis : How Libraries Make Tough Choices in Difficult Times written by David Stern, published by Elsevier which was released on 19 February 2013. Download How Libraries Make Tough Choices in Difficult Times Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. 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 to manage expectations and report to both administration and faculty. The book then considers the four ‘D’s of Do, Delegate, Delay and Drop, before covering project management, and how to understand the mission and objectives of your organisation. The book then focuses on: service quality improvement analyses; identifying underlying issues; reviewing resources; identifying best practice; managing feedback and expectations; and looking at decision making skills and implications. Introduces both philosophies and techniques for decision-making that will help inexperienced library managers Provides resources for a practical orientation to new Service Quality Improvement and Project Management approaches as library managers address a wide range of resource allocation considerations Written by a highly experienced practitioner in the field

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Author : Cheryl LaGuardia,Michael Blake,Laura Farwell,Caroline Kent,Ed Tallent
Publisher : Neal Schuman Pub
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
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