Inherent Strategies in Library Management

Inherent Strategies in Library Management

1st Edition - March 31, 2017

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  • Author: Masanori Koizumi
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081012970
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081012772

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Inherent Strategies in Library Management describes general and specific strategies for libraries based on core library values, and does so through concrete research. Many strategic management books for libraries introduce concepts of business management to the library world, but often neglect traditional library culture and core values. This book reexamines management through the lens of libraries themselves, rather than relying on strategies borrowed from the business world, in an attempt to bring to light the factors and decision-making processes behind how librarians have run their libraries over the past fifty decades. In other words, their decisions can be regarded as inherent management, born naturally from the core foundations, considerations, and operations of libraries. In addition, this book investigates the broad influences of business management theories on libraries, including a discussion on the advantages and disadvantages of their use.

Key Features

  • Presents management strategies for libraries based on core library values
  • Provides detailed analysis on the effects of business management theories on libraries
  • Lays down the fundamental rules for managing libraries
  • Explains various management analysis methods
  • Bridges the gap between library core values and business efficiency


Academic and research librarians, library leaders and administrators, policymakers, graduate and research students of library and information science

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1. Overview of Library Management

    • Abstract
    • 1.1 Introduction
    • 1.2 Historical Background of Library Management
    • 1.3 Past Core Research on the History and Theories of Library Management: The 1900s to the 1950s
    • 1.4 Modern Strategic Management: After the 1960s
    • 1.5 Object of Analysis and Framework of Analysis in this Book
    • References

    Chapter 2. Influence of Business Management Theories on Libraries from 1960s to 2010s

    • Abstract
    • 2.1 Objectives and Framework of Analysis
    • 2.2 Citation Analysis Findings
    • 2.3 Conclusions
    • References

    Chapter 3. Incompatibility of Business Management Theories in Library Management

    • Abstract
    • 3.1 Objectives and Framework of Analysis
    • 3.2 Bibliometric Analysis and Case Studies: General Methods
    • 3.3 Procedures
    • 3.4 Management Theories in the 1960s
    • 3.5 Management Theories in the 1970s
    • 3.6 Management Theories in the 1980s
    • 3.7 Management Theories in the 1990s and the 2000s
    • 3.8 Problems With Applying Business Management Theories to Library Management
    • References

    Chapter 4. Evolution of Library Organisation and Librarian Specialities

    • Abstract
    • 4.1 Analysis of Organisational Structures and Functions
    • 4.2 Harvard Library: 1960s–2010s
    • 4.3 Columbia University Libraries: 1960s–2010s
    • 4.4 National Diet Library: 1960s–2010s
    • 4.5 New York Public Library: 1960s–2010s
    • 4.6 Boston Public Library: 1960s–2010s
    • 4.7 Tokyo Metropolitan Library: 1960s–2010s
    • 4.8 University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries: 2000s–2010s
    • 4.9 Evolution of Library Organisation
    • 4.10 Adaptations in Library Operations
    • 4.11 Absorption of Technology and Inclusion of Digital Media
    • 4.12 The Introduction of New Media and Ease of Adoption of Organisational Structures and Operations
    • Endnote
    • References

    Chapter 5. General Strategies and Specific Strategies for Libraries

    • Abstract
    • 5.1 Overview of Strategies for Libraries
    • 5.2 General Strategies for Libraries
    • 5.3 Specific Strategies for Libraries
    • Notes

Product details

  • No. of pages: 234
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Chandos Publishing 2017
  • Published: March 31, 2017
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081012970
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081012772

About the Author

Masanori Koizumi

Masanori Koizumi is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Library, Information and Media Science at the University of Tsukuba in Japan.

Formerly he was a visiting scholar at the School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh until March 2015. His research focuses on how libraries or other similar institutions provide information resources and services to citizens, and how they solve social problems by using their resources in local communities. In particular, he examines those questions based on three levels, (1) Governance (public management and public sphere), (2) Libraries (strategic management), (3) Citizens (library users), from the perspectives of management or governance.

He is regarded as one of the top Japanese experts on library management, innovation and growth of libraries. He was awarded his master thesis from Keio University in 2009 and became a faculty member there the same year. He was also given awards for business consulting for international markets, as well as business consulting for domestic markets at KDDI Corporation (Second Largest Telecommunications Company in Japan) in 2004. Institution of highest degree, Ph.D. Keio University, Library and Information Science in 2013.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant professor, Faculty of Library, Information and Media Science, University of Tsukuba, Japan

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