Table Of Contents: Volume 24 Issue 1
The purpose of this paper is to describe a case at the University of St Francis (USF), where common fears and, in some cases, harsh realities of library budget reductions…
The objective of this paper is to demonstrate the possibilities for strategically and politically repositioning a library, despite economic hardships, for stronger…
The purpose of this paper is to offer advice, in the interest of preventing expensive mistakes, about certain aspects of library building projects.
This purpose of this paper is to expound on what makes for solid contacts with applicants.
This column is designed to address library personnel issues. This particular installment seeks to discuss preparation for interviews, the interview process, and…
The purpose of this paper is to expose the multiplicity of landscapes involved with making and communicating strategic financial decisions for libraries.
James R. Lund
The purpose of this paper is to encourage substantive personal interaction with public library patrons.
Michael A. Crumpton
This paper aims to discuss the importance of great mentoring to those with financial responsibilities during tough economic times.
Colleen S. Harris
The purpose of this paper is to explore the implications of budget cuts on libraries' ability to continue to maintain labor‐intensive IT maintenance on multiple systems.
The purpose of this paper is to provide insights into issues encountered in maintaining library technologies on a limited budget and with limited personnel.
Mildred L. Jackson
Librarians in the twenty‐first century require different skills from their predecessors. The purpose of this paper is to examine what those skills are and how they…
Roger L. Cross
Budget allocation formulas claim objectivity, and hence fairness. But factors composing the formula are limited to supply, demand, and cost. Attempts to correct for this…
This paper seeks to point outs that, when managing strategically, a library administrator might want to use cost‐benefit analysis to prudently spend money and…
Nuria Lloret Romero
Outsourcing is a tool that has been used in companies for decades. However, it has taken much longer for this tool to be implemented in libraries and documentation…