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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Overview

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.
Frontispiece.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Foreword.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
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.
Timelines.
Selected Bibliography and Guide to Online Sources.
Index.
About the Author.
Recent Titles in the Libraries Unlimited Library Management Collection.