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Effective Library and Information Centre Management by Jo Bryson

Effective Library and Information Centre Management


Effective Library and Information Centre Management by Jo Bryson

This comprehensive handbook covers key management issues and will guide information professionals through the maze of common problems. To reflect the increasing integration of library, information centre, records, IT and telecommunications management, the book takes an integrated approach to managing the modern information centre. Topics covered range from strategic, IT and human resource planning, to leadership, conflict and change management. Further key areas include service delivery, risk management and the information lifecycle.


'As an introductory primer to management, it's all there'
Managing Information

'It is well structured and clearly written, and there are helpful tables and diagrams. Any library or information service manager, even the most experienced, would learn a good deal from it..'
Journal of Documentation

'...excellent...a balanced book that deserves serious consideration as the major text in a beginner's course and for supplementary reading in any advanced courses.'
Journal of Education for Library and Information Science

'... packed with useful data and suggestions.'
Management Skills and Development

'This book will make a fine addition to the shelves for management and staff.'
Public Library Quarterly

'... accessible, well-written introduction to the role of the information services manager in today's competitive and changing environment, the skills required and the nature of the work.'
Education for Information

'This 421-page paperback packs in a lot of information...This is a wide-ranging overview of the place we can make for our information work in the complex organisations we serve. It is not primarily a book to read from cover to cover at a sitting, but rather a resource to dip into when we need to.'

'... you can quickly pick up the buzzwords of management and an understanding of what they mean. If you need to learn leads naturally into the literature of mainstream management.'
Library Management

'The work provides considerable detail on what is involved in such integration. It also has valuable insights into establishing sound communication procedures that will help establish a healthy corporate environment...This book helps managers by providing strategies that help in the busy and changing customer service environment. A highly readable and very useful text.'
Electronic Library

'Achieves effectively what it sets out to achieve. As a management revision guide for students and a time-saving awareness raiser for information professionals it is unsurpassed. Anyone interested in the management of library and information services should start here.'
Journal of Librarianship and Information Science

'This second edition of Jo Bryson's text is a welcome addition to the literature on library and information centre management.'
Australian Library Journal

'Her explanations have the merit of being both simple and clear. She has achieved her aim of offering an efficient introduction to such a broad subject.'
Recensione e Segnalazioni (Reviews and Recommendations) (Italy)

About the Author

Jo Bryson lectures regularly on library and information centre management. She is currently in a senior management position relating to information technology with the Western Australian Government.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st December 1998


Jo Bryson

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Gower Publishing Ltd an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd


448 pages


Library, archive & information management



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