A Most Delicate Monster: The One-Professional Special by Jean Dartnall

By Jean Dartnall

A such a lot gentle Monster may be quite worthy for practitioners. the point of interest is at the working of small particular libraries and especially the one-person library. a certified outlook is maintained with out neglecting the total diversity of initiatives required in a one-person library. the sensible orientation is supported by way of checklists. even if the ebook is written with distinct librarians in brain, others will locate it valuable, specifically solo librarians.

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A simple explanation of the difference between zero budgeting, program budgeting and other styles of budget preparation is provided in chapter 3 of the book by Berk. [15] Don't ask for more than you can wisely spend. Spending money takes time and effort. Think of the labour that would be involved in recruiting and training a new staff member and you will realise that there is a limit to the new initiatives that can be made in one step. You will endear yourself to management if your budgets are justifiable in terms of agreed plans, easy to understand, fulfil the formal requirements they want and if you then spend all the money you are given and no more.

Statistical data on usage and other quantitative summaries. Draft plans for the library's future. Draft plans for client surveys and results of surveys. Draft agreements with other libraries. Draft budgets. Discussion papers on the introduction of new services. Proposals for new equipment. Proposals for moving or extending the library. Proposals for staffing changes. New or substantially revised procedures manuals (but not individual new procedures). New or substantially revised policies if they directly affect clients.

Susan A. ' Information for Management: a Handbook ed. by James M. Matarazzo and Miriam A. : Special Libraries Association, 1994), pp. 63-71. Lawrence Prusak and James M. ' Library Journal 115 (1990): 45. ' Australian Special Libraries 28 (1995): 11. Brenda McConchie. ' Australian Special Libraries 29 (1996): 84-44. ' Synergy in Sydney 1995: Proceedings of the Sixth Asian Pacific Specials, Health and Law Librarians 'Conference, (Sydney: Conference Committee, 1995), pp. 51-59. Barbara M. ' Information for Management: a Handbook ed.

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