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The definitive guide to the management of libraries

Facet Publishing have announced the release of the third edition of Management Basics for Information Professionals by G Edward Evans and Camila A Alire.

London, UK  ()

Completely revised and expanded to reflect the rapidly changing sphere of information services, Management Basics for Information Professionals, helps the reader build the basic skills good library managers must exercise. The authors offer an authoritative approach to the fundamental concepts of management while recognizing the diverse needs of different operating environments.

Drawing from examples of successful leadership techniques from a variety of services - archives, information brokers, libraries, records management and more, this book demonstrates the most effective ways to plan, delegate, make decisions, communicate, and lead a team. Equal emphasis is placed on personal, fiscal, and technological issues, as well as a look at what the future may hold for incoming managers.

Among the topics covered are:

  • Legal issues and library management
  • Ethics
  • Managing technology
  • Managing money and staff
  • Changing and innovating
  • Marketing
  • Building teams.

This is ideal reading for LIS educators, new and experienced librarians in management positions, students, and anyone wishing to acquire a sound knowledge of the theory and practice of management within the changing information workforce.

Management Basics for Information Professionals(September 2013, 576pp, paperback, ISBN: 978-1-85604-954-2, £49.95) is published by Facet Publishing and is available from Bookpoint Ltd | Tel: +44 (0)1235 827702 | Fax: +44 (0)1235 827703 | Email: | Web: | Mailing Address: Mail Order Dept, 39 Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4TD  The book is available in North America through ALA Editions.

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