Monday, July 7, 2014

Academic Library Administrator's Field Guide

Nelson, Bryce. The Academic Library Administrator's Field Guide. ALA Editions, 2014. ISBN: 978-0-8389-1223-2.


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 I: Being Politically Effective
Chapter 1: Rationale: Mission, Goals, and Strategic Plan
Chapter 2: Perceptions: Library Components Are Basic to Education
Chapter 3: Political Influence: Roles of an Effective Leader
Chapter 4: Organizational Chart: The Academic Side, with Dotted Lines
Chapter 5: Context: Monitoring and Interpreting Trends
Chapter 6: Academic Ceiling: Dependencies and Levels of Quality
Chapter 7: Faculty: Gatekeepers of Library Usage
Chapter 8: Unexpected Events: Planning for Safety and Security
Part II: Managing and Leading Staff
Chapter 9: Beginning: Starting a New Position
Chapter 10: The Job: Nature of Administrative Work
Chapter 11: New Hires: Administrators’ Roles and Accountability
Chapter 12: Priorities: Aligning Work with Library Needs
Chapter 13: Professional Development: Investing In All Staff
Chapter 14: Accountability: Monitoring and Evaluating Work
Chapter 15: Decision-Making: Processes for Library Governance
Chapter 16: Communication: Internal and External Messages
Chapter 17: The Tone: Desirable and Productive Workplace
Chapter 18: How Are You? Issues of Health and Well-Being
Chapter 19: Change: Recognizing Need and Leading Change
Chapter 20: Errors in Judgment: Understanding and Learning
Chapter 21: Ending: Making a Transition
Part III: Supervising Operations
Chapter 22: Budget: Spending It All
Chapter 23: Librarians Who Teach: Professional Identity As Educators
Chapter 24: Building: Designed for Teaching, Learning, and Technology
Chapter 25: Collections: Meeting High Expectations for Content
Chapter 26: Website and Social Media: Designed for Maximum Use
Chapter 27: Technology: As Good As Anywhere on Campus
Chapter 28: Open Access to Information: Evidence of High Value
Chapter 29: Intellectual Property: Define, Educate, and Model
Chapter 30: Assessment: Describe, Understand, and Use