Effective library and information centre management


Effective library and information centre management

by Jo Bryson

Gower, c1990

  • pbk.

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Includes bibliography and index



Library and information centre managers have to be innovative and knowledgeable so as to manage their services strategically in order to meet increasing demands within complex environments. This book describes the modern management techniques needed to do this, thereby providing ideas which can be used to stimulate entrepreneurial solutions to management concerns. Considerable management expertise is required to achieve goals whilst being cost effective. Special attention is paid in the book to the concepts of managing in times of economic restraint, changing work attitudes, environments and management styles, and to the influence of technology, corporate culture, and commercialization. The influence of a library's external and internal environment must also be taken into account. A systems approach to strategic management has been selected as the basis for the design and layout of the book, which allows the library manager to move from considering the library and its parent organization's external environment, and its influence upon the management of the library, to an examination of its internal environment. A sub-systems approach is taken for the information centre's internal environment.


  • Part 1 Introduction to library and information centre management: an introduction to management
  • strategic influences on modern library and information centre management
  • historical influences on modern management techniques. Part 2 Strategies for understanding the library's or information centre's environment: situation audit. Part 3 Strategies for managerial processes: the corporate planning process
  • human resource planning
  • strategies for human resource development
  • strategies for decision-making
  • competitive strategies - strategic marketing for libraries and information centres. Part 4 Strategies for structural processes: organizatiom structures
  • strategies for the structural co-ordination of libraries and information centres
  • communication in libraries and information centres. Part 5 Strategies for technical effectiveness: managing technologies in libraries and information centres
  • managing expertise in libraries and information centres
  • management information systems in libraries and information centres. Part 6 Strategies for managing the psycho-social environment: group dynamics
  • power, influence, authority and delegation
  • strategies for negotiation
  • leadership strategies
  • motivation issues
  • strategies for managing conflict
  • strategies for managing stress. Part 7 Strategies for managing the goals and values subsystem: corporate culture in libraries and information centres
  • strategies for survival - fostering innovation and entrepreneurship in libraries and information centres. Part 8 Control strategies for libraries and information centres: budgetting and economic analysis
  • performance measures
  • managing change. Epilogue: the final strategy - effective management.

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