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The Art of People Management in Libraries by Vicki Williamson, James McKinlay

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The library business is changing – please excuse our dust during renovations!

‘Only while sleeping do you make no mistakes. Mistakes are the privilege of the active person, who can start over and put things right.’ – Ingvar Kamprud, Founder of IKEA1

As we reach the end of the first decade of the twenty-first century, the business of running an effective and efficient library – within a university or college setting, as well as within a municipality – has become more challenging than ever. The business of gathering and sharing information is one that has many active players. The library’s historical role as the primary source of information and data for research and learning purposes is being challenged and in some cases replaced by a battery ...

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