Library Management 101
For Immediate Release
CHICAGO — Knowing the principles of general management is both useful and necessary for LIS students, but learning management techniques specific to the world of libraries is no less important. Created to fill a surprising educational void, “Library Management 101: A Practical Guide,” published by ALA Editions, focuses on best practices from library management experts teaching in LIS programs across the country. Edited by Diane L. Velasquez, among the many topics discussed in this comprehensive collection are:
- Classic and contemporary theories of management and how they apply to the library;
- Human resource planning;
- Marketing and public relations;
- Negotiations, mediation and financial management of the library;
- Facilities management;
- Information technology management and future trends;
- Change management and organizational culture;
- Ethics and confidentiality.
Velasquez is program director of the Library and Information Management and Business Information Management programs and lecturer at the University of South Australia. She teaches information governance, readers’ advisory and management and supervises the placement into industry of her students and the capstone project course. She was previously an assistant professor at a university in the Midwest. Her research interests include management and e-government in public libraries, readers’ advisory and librarians’ perception of readers of genre fiction but especially the romance genre. She spent 20 years in corporate America before switching careers to librarianship and academe.
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