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

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Human resources: your most vital resource – don’t leave it to chance!

‘To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.’ – Albert Einstein

As every librarian understands only too well, the world of the traditional library has changed dramatically over the past number of years. This situation is not one that is unique to libraries however. The whole world of business has changed dramatically over the past ten years. The magnitude of the changes and the pace with which they have been unfolding has left many organisations and many leaders reeling in the wake of this sweeping tide of change.

A few years ago, we were heavily engaged in re-writing ...

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