Public library administration transformed: developing the organization and empowering users

By Karen Starr and Patrick Ragains

Public library administration transformed: developing the organization and empowering users by Karen Starr and Patrick Ragains
Added February 6, 2019

Public libraries have historically faced challenges as viable units of local government. As society struggles with issues related to the scope and effectiveness of government, librarians must ask how and why communities will support public libraries in the twenty-first century. Public Library Administration Transformed examines public library administration in a comprehensive and detailed manner. Chapters cover administrative functions, public finance, administrative law, governance, human resources, leadership, strategic planning, program management and evaluation, marketing and public relations, intergovernmental relations, [and] cooperative government. Public administration skills are vital to the success of libraries. This book provides a framework for future library services, focusing on effective public-sector skills, organizational and service innovation, information technology, readers, and the full range of library constituents. ~ Summary from publisher

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