Managing Public Libraries in the 21st Century

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Psychology Press, 1989 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 232 pages
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Prepare yourself for the challenges that are certain to be facing the public library system in the coming years. Managing Public Libraries in the 21st Century predicts the types of management, planning, collections, building, funding and governing structures, and services that will be needed in the 21st century.

The contributors address some of the most pressing questions with which the profession must be prepared to deal, including:
  • What management skills will be required to administer the public library in the coming years?
  • How can educators best prepare their students for public library administration?
  • How will library funds be distributed in the future?

    The answers to these and many other important questions are highlighted in this informative new book. Public librarians, as well as library school faculty and students will find this volume to be fascinating and indispensable.
 

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Contents

Future Trends in Public Library Administration
1
Quality Leadership for the 21st Century
27
Forces for Change in the Future of Collective Bargaining
53
Sources of Funding for Public Libraries
67
The Governance of Public Libraries
81
Distribution of Library Funds in the 21st Century
93
Free or Fee Based Library in the Year 2000
111
Collection Management for the 21st Century
119
Community Involvement and Support of the Public Library
137
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