In Bold Minds: Library leadership in a time of diruption, leaders of many kinds of library come together to talk strategically, futuristically and courageously, confronting some of the key issues of our time to confront (some) popular opinions and political positions, and the fundamental question: are librarians and libraries relevant in the 21st Century?
The fourth edition of Management Basics for Information Professionals offers an updated, comprehensive examination of the myriad of basic skills effective library managers must exercise throughout their careers.
This book offers innovative tips and tried-and-tested best practice to enable library and knowledge workers to take control of professional development regardless of the budget and time available to them.
This book provides the step-by-step process of creating a library technology disaster response and recovery plan, including sample checklists and templates, tools and solutions for promoting collaborative services to enable digital library continuity and case studies and lessons learned from successful efforts.
This extensively revised and updated edition of Assessing Service Quality explores even further the ways technology influences both the experiences of library customers and the ways libraries themselves can assess those experiences.
Leading Libraries provides guidance on how to apply the values of service leadership to both public and academic libraries. Through the use of examples, exercises, and tools for development, this book walks readers through the steps needed to create a sustainable, service-oriented model.
This book builds a research-grounded, theoretical foundation for evidence based library and information practice and illustrates how librarians can incorporate the principles to make more informed decisions in the workplace.
Introduces the range of management skills employed by records managers and archivists, and shows how they may be applied. This handbook of practical advice is underpinned with modern thinking and theory, and draws on experience of teaching management skills to graduate archivists and records managers and on practical professional experience.
Designed to be useful for novices as well as those with a background in data, this book introduces the basics of the Six Sigma framework as a model that can be applied to a variety of library settings.
This practical and explanatory guide for library and cultural heritage professionals introduces and explains the use of open licences for content, data and metadata in libraries and other cultural heritage organisations.
This book addresses the issues around valuing objects in cultural collections, ranging from high-value to low or no-value, including practical advice on how to assign values and examples from museums, libraries and archives.