Thursday, July 16, 2015

Running a Small Library, 2nd ed.

Moorman, John A., ed. Running a Small Library, 2nd ed. New York: Neal- Schuman, 2015.
025.1Runni, 2015 ed.  .025.1Runni 2015 ed. ISBN9780838912737

Since running a small library public, academic, school, or special often means making do with little or no staff, this challenging task calls for its own set of skills and expertise. That’s where Moorman’s how-to manual comes in, offering guidance on every essential aspect of what it takes to run a small library. Fully revised and updated, including a new chapter on digital library services, the second edition covers such day-to-day issues as:
  • Budgeting, from planning to advocacy
  • Developing and implementing policies and procedures
  • Maintaining facilities
  • Acquisition, cataloging, and collection development and management on a shoestring
  • Circulation
  • Programming, outreach, and community partnerships
  • Library technology, from computers and networks to automation systems and beyond

Also featured is an updated resource section listing furniture, automation, book, and periodical vendors; 
electronic discussion and support groups; professional organizations; and resources for more information. This book is a must-have for any solo librarian or library manager with a small staff.
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