Privatizing Libraries by Jane Jerrard
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Privatizing Libraries
By Jane Jerrard

Privatizing Libraries

By (author) See other recent books by Jane Jerrard
Format: Paperback

Checking availability...



Privatizing Libraries by Jane Jerrard

Book Description

This 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 Details

ISBN: 9780838911549
ISBN-10: 0838911544
Classification: Library & information sciences , Management & management techniques
Format: Paperback (279mm x 216mm x 4mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: ALA Editions
Publisher: American Library Association
Publish Date: 15-Apr-2012
Country of Publication: United States

You might also like...

Key Performance Indicators For Dummies by Bernard Marr Key Performance Indicators For Dummies by Bernard Marr

A complete guide to using KPIs to drive organisational performance Is your business on track to achieve success? Key Performance Indicators For Dummies covers the essential KPIs that are useful to all kinds of businesses, and includes more than 100 different ways leaders can monitor and drive performance in their organisations.

Cornerstones of Managerial Accounting by Maryanne M. Mowen Cornerstones of Managerial Accounting by Maryanne M. Mowen

Helps you equip yourself with the managerial accounting knowledge you need to become a strong business leader with the unique integrated learning system. This book demonstrates step-by-step calculations for solving business problems to help you establish a strong foundation in the basics quickly, before moving forward.

Business Management for the IB Diploma Coursebook by Peter Stimpson Business Management for the IB Diploma Coursebook by Peter Stimpson

A comprehensive second edition of Business Management for the IB Diploma, revised for first teaching in 2014.

Heat and Mass Transfer by Timothy S. Hatten Heat and Mass Transfer by Timothy S. Hatten

Provides a balanced introduction to both entrepreneurship and small business management, with a focus on achieving and maintaining a sustainable competitive advantage as a small organization.

» View more books like these...

Reviews

» 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!)

Write a book review


Boomerang Bucks close

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.

Recent books by Jane Jerrard close
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close