Specifically designed to accommodate the frantic pace of the busy public library professional, the first title in this new series from the Public Library Association provides clear and accessible insight into the most relevant topics and complex challenges in the library world today. From working with a board of directors to making library policy recommendations, overseeing strategic plans, preparing budgets, supervising personnel, evaluating services, administering facility maintenance, overseeing materials selection, and more, directors and managers will find relief in the book’s practical guidance and solutions – all of which are organized into brief, information-packed sections.
"...a read that many librarians should embrace to stay on the ball."
The Reader’s collected writings span the gamut of hot topics and challenges facing today’s library directors and managers. Chapter coverage includes:
• advocacy basics
• tips for retaining and motivating high-performing employees
• improving directorship
• library communication
• intellectual freedom matters
• reference services
• technological applications
This latest from the Public Library Association provides both the crucial knowledge and practical answers that will help public library managers and directors more effectively and successfully lead their libraries.