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Public libraries in the 21st century

Author: Ann E Prentice
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Libraries Unlimited, ©2011.
Series: Library and information science text series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text provides an up-to-date picture of what the public library is, what the public librarian needs to know, and how to apply that knowledge. Overarching issues that touch every element of administration, such as technology and leadership, will be fully integrated into the text.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ann E Prentice
ISBN: 9781591588542 1591588545 9781591588535 1591588537 9781591588559 1591588553
OCLC Number: 548555615
Description: viii, 222 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Public library governance and the role of the trustee --
Public library laws and policy --
Leadership --
Public library demographics --
The library as place --
Innovation and planning --
Decision making --
Library organization --
The impact of technology on the public library --
Services and programs --
Staffing --
Marketing and public relations --
Program evaluation --
Financial planning --
Into the future.
Series Title: Library and information science text series.
Other Titles: Public libraries in the twenty-first century
Responsibility: Ann E. Prentice.

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This book helps readers explore how public librarians have reinvented the ways they bring people and information together to meet 21st-century challenges.* A history of the public library in the  Read more...

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