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Setting Up a Library and Information Service from Scratch

Setting Up a Library and Information Service from Scratch

ISBN 9781856045582
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Publisher Facet Publishing
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Overview

This book is intended as a guide to help those who need to set up a library or information service in their organization, irrespective of subject background or type of organization. It will help both those who have qualifications but no experience in setting up such a centre and those who have had no training at all. The authors have had many years experience setting up information services in different subject backgrounds for a wide range of organizations both in the UK and in many countries.

This book will hold your hand as you tackle the many steps to take as you create a successful information service - irrespective of size. Topics covered include:
the reasons for establishing a library
what information is needed, how quickly and in what quantities (information audit approach)
meeting the information needs of special users
premises and furniture
equipment and Internet access
technical requirements
staffing
managing budgets and finance
managing people - staff and management
networking and locating sources of information

Readership: The book also has a full list of appendices of sample documents from newsletter and press releases to lists of basic reference books and periodicals. This book is intended as a guide to help those who need to set up a library or information service in their organization, irrespective of subject background or type of organization. It will help both those who have qualifications but no experience in setting up such a centre and those who have had no training at all. The authors have had many years experience setting up information services in different subject backgrounds for a wide range of organizations both in the UK and in many countries.

This book will hold your hand as you tackle the many steps to take as you create a successful information service - irrespective of size. Topics covered include:

• the reasons for establishing a library
• what information is needed, how quickly and in what quantities (information audit approach)
• meeting the information needs of special users
• premises and furniture
• equipment and Internet access
• technical requirements
• staffing
• managing budgets and finance
• managing people - staff and management
• networking and locating sources of information

Readership: The book also has a full list of appendices of sample documents from newsletter and press releases to lists of basic reference books and periodicals.

Overview

This book is intended as a guide to help those who need to set up a library or information service in their organization, irrespective of subject background or type of organization. It will help both those who have qualifications but no experience in setting up such a centre and those who have had no training at all. The authors have had many years experience setting up information services in different subject backgrounds for a wide range of organizations both in the UK and in many countries.

This book will hold your hand as you tackle the many steps to take as you create a successful information service - irrespective of size. Topics covered include:
the reasons for establishing a library
what information is needed, how quickly and in what quantities (information audit approach)
meeting the information needs of special users
premises and furniture
equipment and Internet access
technical requirements
staffing
managing budgets and finance
managing people - staff and management
networking and locating sources of information

Readership: The book also has a full list of appendices of sample documents from newsletter and press releases to lists of basic reference books and periodicals. This book is intended as a guide to help those who need to set up a library or information service in their organization, irrespective of subject background or type of organization. It will help both those who have qualifications but no experience in setting up such a centre and those who have had no training at all. The authors have had many years experience setting up information services in different subject backgrounds for a wide range of organizations both in the UK and in many countries.

This book will hold your hand as you tackle the many steps to take as you create a successful information service - irrespective of size. Topics covered include:

• the reasons for establishing a library
• what information is needed, how quickly and in what quantities (information audit approach)
• meeting the information needs of special users
• premises and furniture
• equipment and Internet access
• technical requirements
• staffing
• managing budgets and finance
• managing people - staff and management
• networking and locating sources of information

Readership: The book also has a full list of appendices of sample documents from newsletter and press releases to lists of basic reference books and periodicals.

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