Australian Library Supervision and Management - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9781876938307, 9781780634180

Australian Library Supervision and Management

2nd Edition

Authors: Roy Sanders
Paperback ISBN: 9781876938307
eBook ISBN: 9781780634180
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Published Date: 1st February 2004
Page Count: 266
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Table of Contents

Introduction to library supervision and management; Overview of library management theory; Organisational climate and culture and managing change; Total quality management; Roles of the supervisor and manager. Part 1 General functions of management: Objectives and policy development; Planning; Organising human resources; Evaluation. Part 2 Supervisory skills: Communication; Leading; Decision-making and problem solving; Team development and maintenance; Conflict resolution. Part 3 Human resources management: Introduction to human resources management; Job analysis, design and description; Recruitment and selection; Staff development; Personal and interpersonal skills. Part 4 Financial management: Financial management.


Australian Library Supervision and Management is aimed at both students and practitioners at supervisory to middle management levels. It introduces management theory, but much of the theory is woven through the text, which emphasises practical issues and perspectives. Topics given special attention include skills required to implement and support participative management, team management, leadership, self management, change management, strategic planning, job design, performance measurement, negotiation and conflict resolution.

The first edition of this book, published in 1995, was the first comprehensive text on the management of libraries written for the Australasian librarian and student. Reviews of the first edition considered it a "a valuable contribution to the literature" (Australian Library Journal). Such has been the demand for this book, especially from students of library and information management, that it has been reprinted several times (including an abridged version in 2000). This long-awaited second edition takes into account the changes in management theory and practice, and the issues confronting the library manager in the twenty-first century.


Students and practitioners at supervisory to middle management levels


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Florida Orthopaedic Institute