Book News: October 1st, 2013

G Edward Evans and Camila A Alire chart the rapidly changing sphere of information services. Management Basics for Information Professionals helps the reader build the basic skills good library managers must exercise. The authors offer an authoritative approach to the fundamental concepts of management while recognizing the diverse needs of different operating environments.

Drawing from examples of successful leadership techniques from a variety of services – archives, information brokers, libraries and records management this book demonstrates the most effective ways to plan, delegate, make decisions, communicate, and lead a team. Equal emphasis is placed on personal, fiscal, and technological issues, as well as a look at what the future may hold for incoming managers.

Among the topics covered are legal issues and library management, ethics, managing technology, money and staff and changing and innovating.

This is ideal reading for LIS educators, new and experienced librarians in management positions, students, and anyone wishing to acquire a sound knowledge of the theory and practice of management within the changing information workforce.

Published by Facet Publishing. ISBN: 978-1-85604-954-2. £49.95