As an experienced library administrator, Nelson offers ready-to-use guidance on the full range of administrator responsibilities. Packed with insight about the day-to-day operations of the academic library, Nelson's guide will be invaluable to new and experienced administrators alike.
Table of Contents
Part II: Managing and Leading StaffChapter 1: Rationale: Mission, Goals, and Strategic PlanChapter 2: Perceptions: Library Components Are Basic to EducationChapter 3: Political Influence: Roles of an Effective LeaderChapter 4: Organizational Chart: The Academic Side, with Dotted LinesChapter 5: Context: Monitoring and Interpreting TrendsChapter 6: Academic Ceiling: Dependencies and Levels of QualityChapter 7: Faculty: Gatekeepers of Library UsageChapter 8: Unexpected Events: Planning for Safety and Security
Chapter 9: Beginning: Starting a New PositionChapter 10: The Job: Nature of Administrative WorkChapter 11: New Hires: Administrators’ Roles and AccountabilityChapter 12: Priorities: Aligning Work with Library NeedsChapter 13: Professional Development: Investing In All StaffChapter 14: Accountability: Monitoring and Evaluating WorkChapter 15: Decision-Making: Processes for Library GovernanceChapter 16: Communication: Internal and External MessagesChapter 17: The Tone: Desirable and Productive WorkplaceChapter 18: How Are You? Issues of Health and Well-BeingChapter 19: Change: Recognizing Need and Leading ChangeChapter 20: Errors in Judgment: Understanding and LearningChapter 21: Ending: Making a Transition
Chapter 22: Budget: Spending It AllChapter 23: Librarians Who Teach: Professional Identity As EducatorsChapter 24: Building: Designed for Teaching, Learning, and TechnologyChapter 25: Collections: Meeting High Expectations for ContentChapter 26: Website and Social Media: Designed for Maximum UseChapter 27: Technology: As Good As Anywhere on CampusChapter 28: Open Access to Information: Evidence of High ValueChapter 29: Intellectual Property: Define, Educate, and ModelChapter 30: Assessment: Describe, Understand, and Use