ERIC Number: ED403908
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Entrepreneurial Librarianship: The Key to Effective Information Services Management. Information Services Management Series.
St. Clair, Guy
The need to approach library management from an entrepreneurial business perspective is vital, whether the information facility is in a corporate, academic, public or school setting. Although librarianship is not a business, library management must be driven by the same characteristics-- responsibility, performance, and control--as any other enterprise. This new resource offers specific techniques for creating an entrepreneurial environment in a library or information services organization, ranging from taking risks, to cultivating teamwork, to displaying leadership. In addition, it provides ideas for initiating such techniques where a less successful operation is already in place. Topics include defining entrepreneurial management; convincing those resistant to change; adapting the characteristics of successful businesses to your library; developing the product--information services--in an entrepreneurial environment; encouraging risk and rewarding success; and reorganizing the library to take advantage of good business practices. (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Business Administration, Corporate Libraries, Entrepreneurship, Higher Education, Information Services, Library Administration, Library Development, Organizational Effectiveness, Public Libraries, Quality Control, School Libraries, Systems Development, Teamwork
Bowker-Saur, 121 Chanlon Road, P.O. Box 31, New Providence, NJ 07974-0904 ($34.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A