Strategic Planning and Management for Library Managers

Strategic Planning and Management for Library Managers

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Guides library manager toward a greater understanding of the role of strategic planning and its attendant responsibilities.
Libraries enter into strategic planning by a variety of routes, from dynamic technology and rising costs to budget cuts and pressure for change. In this book, Joe Matthews guides library managers towards a greater understanding of the role and attendant responsibilities of strategic planning. Academic, public, and special librarians alike will benefit from Matthews' cogent explanations, real-life examples, and time-tested recommendations.

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Matthews, a consultant in information technology, guides academic, public, and special library managers toward greater understanding of the role and responsibilities of strategic planning. He describes schools of strategic thought and broad types of strategies, and outlines strategic planning options and implementation. He also shows how to monitor and update strategies, and suggests ways to communicate the value of the library to stakeholders. Appendices provide sample strategic plans, plus a critique of an actual library strategic plan. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, 2005
ISBN: 9781591582311
Characteristics: xiv, 150 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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