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Managing your library


Interviews and viewpoints on the latest in library management issues

For the latest in current management thinking and research

As an LIS professional you probably know only too well that one of the most important and varied roles in any organization is management. Responsible for delivering the strategic objectives of your institution and the day-to-day running of your library, you're busy planning, supervising staff and managing your – often limited or shrinking – resources.

With so much to think about, life can get stressful. That's why our "Managing your library" resource is here to help! Hone your management skills and develop yourself by learning from the experience of industry and subject experts on matters relating to strategy, priorities, relationships, delegation, and the environment.

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Library management guru interviews

Industry and subject experts talk exclusively to Emerald. Don't miss out – learn from the experts and read their views for the latest word in library management.

Library management viewpoints

Indispensable opinion pieces written for practising librarians. Also included with library management viewpoints are further articles on the same subject that might be of interest.

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