No-nonsense guidance on leadership, management, and teamwork

For Immediate Release
Tue, 11/26/2019


Rob Christopher

Marketing Coordinator

ALA Publishing

American Library Association


CHICAGO — Contemporary managers and leaders in library and information services are working in a challenging context, dealing with multiple demands on their time, expertise, and resources. “The No-nonsense Guide to Leadership, Management and Teamwork,” published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, translates theories into practical guidance backed up with examples and case studies from current library and information workers globally. Author Barbara Allan focuses on attitudes, values, and practices that make for good leadership and management, covering:

  • analyzing your environment, understanding culture, and developing strategies;
  • working in the senior team and making an impact;
  • confident leadership and management, decision making, problem solving, and managing crises;
  • leading, managing, and supervising your team;
  • establishing working practices and handling conflict management;
  • delegation, dealing with overload, and evaluating outcomes;
  • managing large and small projects and the people side of projects;
  • innovation and management of the change process;
  • communications, managing e-mails and text messages, and effective use of social media;
  • recruitment and selection and performance management;
  • managing and leading complex teams including collaborative, multi-professional, partnership, and virtual teams;
  • budgeting, managing finances, tendering, crowdfunding, and taking part in audits; and
  • managing work/life balance, coaching and mentoring, emotional intelligence, resilience, and mindfulness.

Allan is Deputy Dean of Hull University Business School and Director of the Center for Innovations in Business and Management Education. She was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2008 for her innovative work in e-learning and e-mentoring. Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), her other books include “Emerging Strategies for Supporting Student Learning: A Practical Guide for Librarians and Educators,” “The No-Nonsense Guide to Training in Libraries,” and “The No-nonsense Guide to Project Management.”

Facet Publishing, the commercial publishing and bookselling arm of CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, is the leading publisher of books for library and information professionals worldwide. ALA Store purchases fund advocacy, awareness and accreditation programs for library professionals worldwide. Contact us at (800) 545-2433 ext. 5052 or