Small Public Library Management

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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

  • Preparing budgets, writing financial reports, and working with the library board
  • Simplifying workflow through effective delegation
  • Collection development, including tips for effective weeding
  • 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.

Published: 2012
Publisher: ALA Editions
Pages: 152
Sku: 9780838910856

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