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Administration of the small public library

Author: Darlene E Weingand
Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats

This manual addresses every aspect of running a small public library - from defining the community's characteristics and forming a board to planning a budget and networking with other libraries. The  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Darlene E Weingand
ISBN: 0838907946 9780838907948
OCLC Number: 44669685
Description: x, 256 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The Small Community: An Opportunity for the Librarian --
Characteristics of Small Communities --
Small Communities with Specialized Customer Bases --
The Changing Marketplace --
Marketing/Planning: The Keystone --
Library Governance --
The Library's Legal Basis --
Working with Local Officials --
The Permutations of a Library Board --
Strategies to Enhance Library Governance --
Taking the Long View --
Studying the Community and Developing a Plan --
The Planning Team --
Developing Mission, Vision, Roles, and Service Responses --
Reconsidering Service from a Marketing Perspective --
Conducting a Marketing Audit --
The Study Is Over ... Now What? --
Creating Goals and Objectives --
From Objectives to Customer Service through Marketing --
What Are the Library's Products? --
Price: Determining the Cost of Products --
Setting Priorities --
Levels of Service --
Public Relations as a Service Function --
Staff Attitudes toward Service --
Policies --
Changes in Policy --
Policy Making --
Establishing Specific Policies --
Finance --
Sources of Local Income --
State and Federal Aid --
Supplementary Funding --
Preparing the Budget --
Purchasing --
Accountability --
Personnel Administration --
Personnel Policies --
Personnel Functions --
Levels of Staff --
Compensation --
Working Conditions --
Continuing Education for Competence and Advancement --
Operations in Support of the Library's Products --
Collection Management --
Developing the Collection --
Preparing Materials for Use --
Collection Control --
Responsibility: Darlene E. Weingand.
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"Concentrates On Principles And Approaches rather Than The Minutiae Of Running Libraries." Australia Library Review"

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