The purpose-based library : finding your path to survival, success, and growth /Material type: BookPublisher: Chicago : Neal-Schuman, An imprint of the American Library Association, 2015.Description: xix, 200 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780838912447; 0838912443.Subject(s): Library administration | Libraries -- Cost control | Public services (Libraries) | Organizational change | Organizational effectiveness
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
In the years since John Huber's trailblazing Lean Library Management was published, budget pressures on libraries have only increased. Yet libraries who have adopted his strategies have turned conventional management thinking--that if budgets are reduced, customer service suffers--on its head. These libraries have proven that by streamlining and improving customer services, they can eliminate wasteful activities and bring down costs. In The Purpose-Based Library, Huber and seasoned public library administrator Potter build on insight gleaned from decades of experience to demonstrate how libraries can create real growth opportunities through concentrating on their true mission and purpose, and without spending a lot more money. With a focus on putting ideas into action, they point the way towards*New ways to think about metrics*Reexamining customer self-driven services*Effectively leveraging the considerable footprint of libraries*Identifying and assessing community needs and realigning library services accordingly*Actively encouraging community fundraising*Offering cutting-edge services and programsPacked with boots-on-the-ground commentary, this book presents strategies to help libraries survive and succeed
Includes bibliographical references and index.
In a time when libraries are struggling to stay relevant, this guide helps you look more closely at how you are serving clients in ways that continue to be exciting, energizing, and value-driven. It will help you look to a future in which your library is vital in uniting your community and providing a legacy of love of learning.
Part 1: Survival. Lean library management -- Part II: Success. Good morning ; Missions, visions and purpose ; The community pyramid ; A purpose-based community ; Dashboard metrics ; Food and shelter safety net ; Safety and security ; Health and nutrition ; Functional literacy and access ; Digital literacy and access ; Social community engagement ; Functional skills development ; Community contribution ; Creative expression ; Advancement of knowledge -- Part III: Growth. Resources ; Value added marketing ; Philanthropy ; Library presentation ; Closing the gap with your supplier and customers -- Part IV: Sustainability. Structural and environmental sustainability.