By (author) Jane Jerrard
Privatizing Libraries by Jane Jerrard
Book DescriptionThis timely special report from ALA Editions provides a succinct but comprehensive overview of the "privatization" of public libraries. It provides a history of the trend of local and state governments privatizing public services and assets, and then examines the history of public library privatization right up to the California legislation introduced earlier this year to restrict cities in the state from privatizing library services. The book also examines what happens when a private, for-profit organization takes over essential management tasks and decisions of a public library, including the effects this can have on services, patron satisfaction and staff, as well as legal issues. It provides in-depth recommendations for librarians who want to retain control of their own institutions. Complete with case studies, statistics, and a valuable checklist of to-dos for libraries that are facing partial or complete privatization.
Buy Privatizing Libraries book by Jane Jerrard from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780838911549
Classification: Library & information sciences , Management & management techniques
Format: Paperback (279mm x 216mm x 4mm)
Imprint: ALA Editions
Publisher: American Library Association
Publish Date: 15-Apr-2012
Country of Publication: United States
You might also like...
Elevate by Rich Horwath
According to a study published in Chief Executive Magazine , the most valued skill in leaders today is strategic thinking. However, more than half of all companies say that strategic thinking is the skill their senior leaders most need to improve.
Business Transformation by Aiman Zeid
Effectively introduce and promote analytics within your enterprise All companies use information to set strategies and accomplish business objectives.
Breakthrough Improvement with QI Macros and Excel: Finding the Invisible Low-hanging Fruit by Jay Arthur
Best practices for using Excel and QI Macros to achieve breakthrough improvements in speed, quality, productivity, and profitability
Leading with Questions by Michael J. Marquardt» View more books like these...
Shows how you can learn to ask the powerful questions that can generate short-term results and long-term learning and success. This book demonstrates how effective leaders use questions to encourage participation and teamwork, foster outside-the-box thinking, empower others, build relationships with customers, solve problems, and more.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Privatizing Libraries book by Jane Jerrard and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
© 2003-2014. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.