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Management basics for information professionals in straitened economic conditions

26 March 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Fleurie Crozier
Management basics for information professionals in straitened economic conditions

Facet Publishing announces the publication of the UK edition of Management Basics for Information Professionals, 4th edition, by G. Edward Evans and new co-author Stacey Greenwell.

Since its initial publication this text has served as an essential resource for both LIS students and practitioners. The new edition includes a new focus on how being in the public/non-profit sector influences the application of management basics such as planning, accountability, trust and delegation. Issues of decision-making, organisation communications, innovation, quality control, and marketing are also explored.

The managerial environment and the importance of a people-friendly organisation are key themes of this text. Readers can expect specific advice on topics such as leadership, team-building, and human resource management and a lengthy discussion of why ethics matter.

The authors said of the new edition: ‘Prior editions of this book, as do other such introductory texts, fail to seriously address the critical role that the library’s context plays in how the basic management functions operate because of its context’. Evans and Greenwell pay close attention to management in ‘new normal’ straitened economic conditions and the pervasive impact of technology on a library manager’s role.

Australian Library Journal commends this title as ‘an excellent source of information for career librarians wanting to refresh their knowledge of library management in a fast-moving information services environment.’

G. Edward Evans PhD is associate academic vice president for libraries and information resources at Loyola Marymount University. Evans He has been an administrator, researcher, teacher, and writer, and he is an award-winning author and Fulbright Scholar with extensive administrative experience in private academic libraries. He Dr Evans has published in both anthropology and librarianship, teaching in both fields in the USA and Scandinavia. He spends his semi-retirement years volunteering at the Museum of Northern Arizona, serving on the Foundation board for the Flagstaff City–Coconino County Library System, and doing professional writing.

Stacey Greenwell EdD is a Fellow of the Special Libraries Association and a standing committee member for the Education and Training Section of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). She is a standing member of the Programme Committee for the European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL). A frequent conference presenter, Dr Greenwell has taught an academic libraries course for the iSchools at Syracuse University and the University of Kentucky. She has served the University of Kentucky Libraries since 2001, as associate dean for academic affairs and research, head of the Information Commons, and head of Desktop Support.

Management Basics for Information Professionals, 4th edition| March 2020 | 352pp | paperback: 9781783304523| £55 |

Published: 26 March 2020

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