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Leadership in Libraries by Maha Kumaran

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Leadership in school, public, and academic libraries in the US, the UK, Canada and Australia

Abstract:

School, public, and academic libraries are the focus of this chapter. While all three library sectors have always had funding issues, and more so now since the 2008 economic crunch, school and public libraries are the most affected by budgets with regard to staff, collections, and technology upgrades. These are the two sectors that either close their doors permanently or stay open with reduced hours and fewer services. It is also these two sectors in which leadership literature is in short supply. From the leadership literature available, it is evident that all three library sectors are interested in doing something or other to improve their ...

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