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Management Basics for Information Professionals : Third Edition.

Author: G Edward Evans; Camila Alire
Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Reflecting the rapidly changing information services environment, the third edition of this bestselling title offers updates and a broader scope to make it an even more comprehensive introduction to library management.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Evans, G. Edward.
Management Basics for Information Professionals : Third Edition.
Chicago : American Library Association, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: G Edward Evans; Camila Alire
ISBN: 9781555709259 1555709257 9781555709266 1555709265
OCLC Number: 876514027
Notes: Chapter 11: Marketing and Advocacy.
Description: 1 online resource (601 pages)
Contents: Management Basics for Information Professionals: Third Edition; Contents; Illustrations; Preface; PART I: Managerial Environment; Chapter 1: Introduction; What Is Management?; What Do Managers Do?; Organizational Skill Sets; Management Concepts; Your Future as a Manager; Key Points to Remember; References; Launching Pad; Chapter 2: Operating Environment; Formal Organizations; Nonprofit Organizations; Environment and the Organization; Environmental Scanning; Forecasting the Environment; Anti-Environmental Views; Organizational Culture; People-Friendly Organizations; Key Points to Remember. Chapter 5: Power, Accountability, and ResponsibilityPower; Influence; Authority; Accountability; Governance; Responsibility; Status; The Visible and Invisible Organization; Key Points to Remember; References; Launching Pad; Chapter 6: Delegating; Trust and Delegation; Creating a Structure or Restructuring; Delegation Options; Teams; Committees; Span of Control; Centralization/Decentralization; Learning Organizations; Key Points to Remember; References; Launching Pad; Chapter 7: Decision Making; Decision-Making Environment; Types of Decisions; Styles of Decision Making. Rational Decision MakingProblem Solving and Rational Decision Making; Types of Solutions; Decisions and Accountability; Individual and Group Decision-Making Processes; Decision Aids; Key Points to Remember; References; Launching Pad; Chapter 8: Communicating; Picking the Right Channel for Your Message; Communication Process; Organizational Barriers to Communication; Generational Communication Preferences; Communication Needs; Principles of Effective Organizational Communication; Written and Oral Communications; Listening; Other Issues in Communication. Channels, Direction, and Legitimacy of CommunicationKey Points to Remember; References; Launching Pad; Chapter 9: Changing and Innovating; Nature of Change; Change Process Models; Resistance to Change; Implementing Change; Stress and the Organization; Innovation and Libraries; Innovation Techniques; Key Points to Remember; References; Launching Pad; Chapter 10: Assessment, Quality Control, and Operations; Assessment and Accountability; Why Analyze Performance?; What Is Quality?; Assessment Tools; User Data Collecting Methods; Quality Control; Key Points to Remember; References; Launching Pad.

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