Monday, May 24, 2010

PLA Reader for Public Library Directors and Managers

Hughes, Kathleen M. ed. The PLA Reader for Public Library Directors and Managers. New York: Neal-Schuman, 2009 025.1974 PLA ISBN 978-1555706845
This compilation of articles from Public Libraries (the bimonthly magazine of ALA’s Public Library Association) and chapters from the association’s recent books will be useful at all levels and sizes of libraries. The material is arranged under categories reflecting the general landscape today: advocacy, ideas for better leadership, communication, open access, better reference service, and technology. With 32 essays, the anthology is an excellent starting point for the topics. Aimed at professionals, the book will also be useful to trustees.