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

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Epilogue: ‘Just when we thought things were running smoothly …’

‘It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one most adaptable to change.’ – Charles Darwin

The initial discussions about the writing of this book began in March 2007. As the initial outline and the draft manuscript began to take shape, amidst all the other pressures of trying to run an academic library and operating an active consulting practice, the time available for completing this assignment was under constant attack from other commitments. Consequently, the project took much longer to complete than was originally anticipated or intended.

As we were able to re-juggle priorities periodically and carve out enough ...

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