Research-Based Planning for Public Libraries

Research-Based Planning for Public Libraries

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Research-Based Planning for Public Libraries: Increasing Relevance in the Digital Age takes readers through a logical and effective process for developing a plan and implementing it within the various functions of the library. Grounded in research and best practices, the book offers practical, easy-to-implement advice and direction for today's public library administrators, managers, and board members. Covering everything from goal-setting, policy-making, and budgeting, to collections, promotions, and access and evaluation, the book details how to better provide and promote access, convey its value to customers, and make the library a more integral part of the community. The author inspires library staff and administrators to reinvent themselves to meeta€”and overcomea€”the current challenges they face. The information is specifically tailored towards public librarians, particularly those in management or administration, as well as to LIS faculty and students of public librarianship and library management.Tablet owners and eReader owners report that they read more (eBooks and pBooks) since the advent of the eBook (Zickuhr 2012). eReaders A dedicated eReader is a device that is optimized for reading eBooksa€”the Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and Sony Reader are among the more popular ... DRM is a software a€œlocka€ that controls access to a file and the user needs the correct software a€œkeya€ to unlock it.

Title:Research-Based Planning for Public Libraries
Author:Joseph R. Matthews
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2013-10-24


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