The Small Library Manager's Handbook

Rowman & Littlefield
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The Small Library Manager’s Handbook is for librarians working in all types of small libraries.
It covers the everyday nuts-and-bolts operations that all librarians must perform. Following an introduction, 27 chapters are arranged in six major parts:
  • Management (including staffing, working with volunteers, and annual reports)
  • Marketing (including social networking and how to prove your library’s worth to your boss)
  • Money (including budgeting and grant writing)
  • Services (including reference and circulation)
  • Collection Development (including assessment and weeding), and
  • Professional Development (including free webinars, YouTube videos, and networking)

Each chapter is written by an expert. The chapter authors work in academic, public and special libraries. They work in hospitals, prisons, museums, colleges, courthouses, and corporations. Their libraries consist of books across the Library of Congress or Dewey Decimal system, and they work in specialized libraries that use a limited range of cataloging possibilities.
Librarians in small libraries wear many hats. This handbook written by experts who are small librarians themselves will help all small librarians to do multiple jobs at the same time.
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About the author

Alice Graves holds an Masters in Library and Information Studies from the University of South Florida and is a member of Beta Phi Mu, the International Library and Information Science Honor Society. She also holds a J.D. from the City University of New York’s School of Law and a Master’s in Education from Columbia University. She has worked in several small libraries and is currently a library director in upstate New York.
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Publisher
Rowman & Littlefield
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Published on
Oct 16, 2014
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Pages
312
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ISBN
9781442230149
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Language
English
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Genres
Language Arts & Disciplines / Library & Information Science / Administration & Management
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Trained library support staff is critical in assisting the user in locating and interpreting the resources available in libraries. To do so requires the knowledge and practice of library missions and roles in different types of libraries and the delivery of that information to an increasingly diverse clientele. The plethora of resources available today requires that support staff understand and implement the basic principles of information services as well as the responsibility and relationships among library departments and functional areas.

Foundations of Library Services is both a text for professors who teach in library support staff programs and an introductory reference manual for support staff who work in libraries. This book will guide the LSS to be able to:
Understand the mission and role of the library in its communityBe familiar with the ethics and values of the profession, including those of the Library Bill of Rights, the ALA Code of Ethics, freedom of information, confidentiality of library records and privacy issuesKnow the responsibility and relationships among library departmentsPractice the basic principles of circulation, including interlibrary loan; current cataloging and classification systems; and acquisitions and collection development policies.Understand how libraries are governed and funded within their organizations or government structuresRealize the value of cooperation to enhance servicesPractice quality customer serviceCommunicate and promote the library’s values and servicesRecognize and respond to diversity in user needs
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