Exemplary Public Libraries: Lessons in Leadership, Management, and Service, 1st Edition

  • Joy M. Greiner
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  • ISBN-10: 0313052603
  • ISBN-13: 9780313052606
  • DDC: 027.473
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 226 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2004 | Published/Released September 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2004

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Provides profiles of exemplary public libraries in the United States and the British Isles. Includes information on the library's location, community, and facilities; as well as its mission statement, history, and organization. Also includes interviews with library directors and staff.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Selected Public Libraries in the British Isles.
2: Scotland and England.
Dunfermline Carnegie Library, Scotland: "Let There Be Light".
Croydon Libraries, England: Innovative and Inclusive Customer Service.
3: Selected Public Libraries in the United States.
4: From the Heartland—A Midwestern City Library.
Chicago Public Library, Illinois: A Library of Neighborhoods.
Chicago Public Library Administrators Speak: Leadership in "A Great American City".
5: Public Libraries on the West Coast.
San Francisco Public Library, California: Citizen Activism, Cooperation, Realization of a Dream.
San Diego Public Library System, California: The Library's Image—Staff, Buildings, and Collections.
Pierce County Library System, Washington: Outstanding Community Involvement.
6: Public Libraries in Western States.
Denver Public Library, Colorado: Legacy of Access and Service.
Fort Worth Public Library, Texas: The Public Library—The Great Equalizer.
7: Public Libraries in Southern States.
The Library of Hattiesburg, Petal, and Forrest County, Mississippi: The Power of the People.
DeKalb County Public Library, Georgia: A Proud Past, A Bright Future.
8: Closing.
9: The Public Library: A Tradition of Service, A Future of Performance.
Selected Bibliography and Guide to Online Sources.
About the Author.
Recent Titles in the Libraries Unlimited Library Management Collection.