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ERIC Number: ED530524
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 152
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-8389-1085-6
Small Public Library Management
Pearlmutter, Jane; Nelson, Paul
ALA Editions
Anyone at the helm of a small public library knows that every little detail counts. But juggling the responsibilities that are part and parcel of the job is far from easy. Finally, here's a handbook that includes everything administrators need to keep a handle on library operations, freeing them up to streamline and improve how the organization functions. It's packed with practical advice and numerous checklists for: (1) Preparing budgets, writing financial reports, and working with the library board; (2) Simplifying workflow through effective delegation; (3) Collection development, including tips for effective weeding; and (4) Launching initiatives and outreach programs, such as adult literacy programming and homework help centers. "Tales from the Field" offer real-world perspectives from library directors across the country. From finance and HR to collection development, policy, and programming, this resource puts ready-to-use information at your fingertips.
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Library Association