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Library management : a case study approach /

by Green, Ravonne A.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Chandos information professional series.Publisher: Oxford, Chandos Publishing, 2007Description: xiii, 161 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781780631158; 1780631154; 1843343495.Subject(s): Library administration -- Case studies | Library personnel management -- Case studiesOnline resources: WorldCat details
Contents:
Table of contents pt. 1. Case study as research tool -- 1. Why use the case study method? -- 2. Case study basics -- 3. Utilizing the case study approach for program evaluation -- pt. 2. Valdosta State University Student Case Studies -- 4. Special funding: use it or loose it -- 5. Employee training -- 6. Censorship issues -- 7. Hiring decisions -- 8. To terminate or not to terminate, that is the question -- 9. Privacy issues -- 10. A question of service: a case study of a bookmobile incident -- 11. Here's the new library, where are the staff? -- 12. Can you teach an old dog new tricks? -- 13. Conclusion.
Summary: An essential reference for professionals within the Library and Information Science field, this book provides library managers with the requisite skills to utilize the case study approach as an effective method for problem solving and deliberation. The first chapter discusses the case study as a research tool. The second chapter outlines the processes involved in conducting a case study. An actual case model is presented in the third chapter. The succeeding chapters include case studies written by library management students at Valdosta State University in the USA. The chapters include discussion questions, analyses, and alternative scenarios to provoke further thought and discussion. Written from a practitioners perspectiveDraws on the authors wide-ranging practical experience as a library directorGuides the reader though the case study process.
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Table of contents pt. 1. Case study as research tool --
1. Why use the case study method? --
2. Case study basics --
3. Utilizing the case study approach for program evaluation --
pt. 2. Valdosta State University Student Case Studies --
4. Special funding: use it or loose it --
5. Employee training --
6. Censorship issues --
7. Hiring decisions --
8. To terminate or not to terminate, that is the question --
9. Privacy issues --
10. A question of service: a case study of a bookmobile incident --
11. Here's the new library, where are the staff? --
12. Can you teach an old dog new tricks? --
13. Conclusion.


An essential reference for professionals within the Library and Information Science field, this book provides library managers with the requisite skills to utilize the case study approach as an effective method for problem solving and deliberation. The first chapter discusses the case study as a research tool. The second chapter outlines the processes involved in conducting a case study. An actual case model is presented in the third chapter. The succeeding chapters include case studies written by library management students at Valdosta State University in the USA. The chapters include discussion questions, analyses, and alternative scenarios to provoke further thought and discussion. Written from a practitioners perspectiveDraws on the authors wide-ranging practical experience as a library directorGuides the reader though the case study process.

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