The Complete Library Trustee Handbook


Author: Sally Gardner Reed,Jillian Kalonick
Publisher: Neal Schuman Pub
ISBN: 9781555706876
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 141
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Give your trustees the tools needed to translate their experiences and interests into strong results on behalf of their libraries. Sally Gardner Reed draws on her years of success leading Friends of Libraries USA to provide trustees with straightforward, easy-to-read, guidance on how to make the most of their vital role. She guides readers through important issues including sustainable fundraising and advocacy, hiring and evaluating a library director, strategic planning, director-trustee collaboration, and policy development. There is also an extensive examination of the library director's role, with advice for managing staff, determining service strategies, managing budgets, implementing policies and reporting to the board. Readers of The Complete Library Trustee Handbook will be brought up to speed on optimizing board effectiveness, board ethics issues, conflicts of interests, and efficient meeting management, and a chapter on key issues for libraries addresses intellectual freedom, user privacy, pay equity for library workers, privatization of public libraries, and funding.

The American Public Library Handbook


Author: Guy A. Marco
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 159158910X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 533
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This reference work documents every aspect of the American public library experience through topical entries, statistics, biographies, and profiles.

Public Library Administration Transformed

Developing the Organization and Empowering Users
Author: Karen Starr,Patrick Ragains
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 153810640X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 290
View: 4327

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As society struggles with issues related to the scope and effectiveness of government, librarians must ask, “How and why will communities support public libraries in the future?” This book covers public library administration in a comprehensive and detailed manner.

Guide to Reference

Essential General Reference and Library Science Sources
Author: Jo Bell Whitlatch,Susan E. Searing
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 083891232X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 248
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Ideal for public, school, and academic libraries looking to freshen up their reference collection, as well as for LIS students and instructors conducting research, this resource collects the cream of the crop sources of general reference and library science information. Encompassing internet resources, digital image collections, and print resources, it includes the full section on LIS Resources from the Guide to Reference database, which was voted a #1 Best Professional Resource Database by Library Journal readers. Organized by topic and thoroughly indexed, this guide makes it a snap to find the right sources. It offers an appealing introduction to reference work and resources for LIS students and also serves as an affordable course book to complement online Guide to Reference access.

Management Basics for Information Professionals, Third Edition


Author: G. Edward Evans,Camila A. Alire
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 1555709095
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 600
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Reflecting the rapidly changing information services environment, the third edition of this bestselling title offers updates and a broader scope to make it an even more comprehensive introduction to library management. Addressing the basic skills good library managers must exercise throughout their careers, this edition includes a completely new chapter on management ethics. Evans and Alire also pay close attention to management in "new normal" straitened economic conditions and offer updates on technological topics like social media. Among the areas covered are The managerial environment, including organizational skill sets, the importance of a people-friendly organization, and legal issues Managerial skills such as planning, accountability, trust and delegation, decision making, principles of effective organizational communication, fostering change and innovation, quality control, and marketing Key points on leadership, team-building, and human resource management Budget, resource, and technology management Why ethics matter Tips for planning a library career, with a look at the work/life debate

The Good, the Great, and the Unfriendly

A Librarian's Guide to Working with Friends Groups
Author: Sally Gardner Reed,United for Libraries
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838914985
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 168
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Loring and Rounds: A Trustee's Handbook, 2017 Edition (IL)


Author: Rounds
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 145487158X
Category: Law
Page: 1896
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Loring and Rounds: A Trustee's Handbook--well over 1,550 pages-- is regarded not only as authoritative but also as the most convenient, reliable, and complete single-volume source for trust doctrine. Get in-depth information on how to stay on top of the developments in this complex field of practice. The Handbook carries on the tradition of concise, practical, and up-to-date guidance for trustees, a tradition that began in 1898 with the First Edition. This classic trust reference distills the essence of trust law, illuminating the fundamental principles and answering the basic questions. Loring and Rounds: A Trustee's Handbook, 2017 Edition is up to date and includes eleven chapters of important information, such as chapters on: The Property Requirement The Trustee's Office Interests Remaining with the Settlor The Beneficiary The Trustee's Duties The Trustee's Liabilities Miscellaneous Topics of General Interest to the Trustee Special Types of Trusts The Income Taxation of Trusts Tax Basis/Cost of Trust Property

Library and Book Trade Almanac 2011


Author: Information Today Inc
Publisher: Information Today
ISBN: 9781573874120
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 836
View: 2010

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An industry information resource and directory covers news, trends, events, new legislation, and funding changes and offers statistics on book prices, library expenditures, and average salaries.

Dewey Dezimalklassifikation

Theorie und Praxis. Lehrbuch zur DDC 22
Author: Lois Mai Chan,Joan S. Mitchell
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110942313
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 262
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Increasing use of the DDC in the German-speaking regions leads to a considerable increase in the demand for information and teaching material on this classification system in Library training and practice. The German translation of the DDC instruction book offers both students and all those working practically or researching with the DDC classification, an extensive introduction to the theoretical basics of the classification, supplemented by professional aspects and many individual examples. The use of tables and the notation synthesis are explained in detail, and clarified with practical exercises. This textbook is thus also well suited for individual studies, offering numerous possibilities to check and repeat what has been learned. For the teacher, there are notes on structuring leasons and preparing teaching material and tests.

Be a Great Boss

One Year to Success
Author: Catherine Hakala-Ausperk
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838910688
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 215
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Moving into a library management position can feel like a daunting and solitary pursuit. Graduate school courses in management are expensive and often hard to find, and even having a mentor at hand is no guarantee of a successful transition. To help library managers improve their skills and acumen, renowned speaker and trainer Hakala-Ausperk presents a handy self-study guide to the dynamic role of being a boss. Organized in 52 modules, designed to cover a year of weekly sessions but easily adaptable for any pace, this workbook: (1) Covers major management topics such as success with stakeholders, staffing, customer service, planning, funding, leadership, and more; (2) Offers an inexpensive alternative to seminars and classroom instruction; (3) Requires an investment of as little as an hour per week, and is completely self-paced; and (4) Includes challenging questions and exercises, and a Web-based template to record learning progress. Suitable for all levels of management, from first-line supervisors to library directors, this book lays out a clear path to learning the essentials of being a great boss. A preface, a bibliography, and an index are included.