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A straightforward and pragmatic guide to leadership, management and teamwork

30 April 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Fleurie Crozier
A straightforward and pragmatic guide to leadership, management and teamwork

Facet Publishing announces the publication of The No-nonsense Guide to Leadership, Management and Teamwork by Barbara Allan

Contemporary managers and leaders in library and information services are working in a challenging context; dealing with multiple demands on their time, expertise and resources. This book translates theories in teamwork, management and leadership into practical guidance backed up with examples and case studies from current library and information workers globally. There is a focus on attitudes, values and practices that make for good leadership and management.

Barbara Allan said: ‘This book provides a practical guide to leadership, management and teamwork in library and information services. The book covers management and leadership ideas, tools and techniques, and examples and case studies are provided from a wide range of libraries and information services in the UK and across the world.’

The No-nonsense Guide to Leadership, Management and Teamwork is a book that a new or aspiring manager or team leader will use to guide them through the first few years in their new role. It will also provide guidance and support to new or aspiring directors of library services and help them to navigate their way through decision making and problem solving at senior levels. In addition, individual practitioners who are struggling to understand the management and leadership practices that they are experiencing may find that it helps them to make sense of their current environment.

Barbara Allan is an author and trainer. Her background includes managing workplace and academic libraries. She has spent many years working in business schools where her focus was on enhancing learning, teaching and the student experience, and the internationalization and employability agendas. Her qualifications include a doctorate in education (on the topic of e-mentoring and women into leadership). She is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2008. Barbara is a Member of CILIP and the author of several Facet Publishing titles including, The No-nonsense Guide to Project Management (2017) Emerging Strategies for Supporting Student Learning (2016), The No-nonsense Guide to Training in Libraries (2013), Supporting Research Students (2009) Project Management (2004) Supervising and Leading Teams in ILS (2006) and Blended Learning (2007).

The No-nonsense Guide to Leadership, Management and Teamwork | April 2019 | 208pp | paperback: 9781783303960 | £59.95 | hardback: 9781783303977 | £199.95 | eBook: 9781783303984

Published: 1 May 2019

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