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The public library start-up guide
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Chicago : American Library Association, 2004.
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ix, 166 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.


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E-Kitap 1382840-1001 Z678 .H34 2004 ALA E-Kitap Koleksiyonu

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An estimated thirteen million people in the U.S. are not served by a public library. This presents opportunities for creating new libraries. Involving complex, timeconsuming, and expensive decisions, the prospect of starting a library without the right direction seems overwhelming.

The Public Library Start-Up Guide provides a framework for success--from looking at the big strategic picture to picking the furniture. Expert library director and author Christine Hage offers a succinct, nontechnical, and step-by-step approach covering all the practical issues for library professionals as well as nonlibrarians who need to know where to start.

Acknowledging that each community's library will reflect the unique characteristics and needs of that population, this hands-on manual provides answers to such questions as:

What are the options and alternatives in providing library services? Who should be on the team? How do you find the right director? The best staff? What about volunteers? Where do you get funding? What about policies and cooperative arrangements? When do you plan for collections and services?

With savvy guidance on all aspects of providing public library service, this is the comprehensive one-stop resource for planning and starting a new library.

Community leaders, Friends of Libraries, trustees, policymakers, and municipal officials as well as librarians will find a friendly, accessible, and concise guide to help them get the job done.

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This guide to creating public library services pairs well with Libraries, Mission, & Marketing0 RBB Mr 1 04. Both written by library professionals experienced in library administration and public relations, these compact volumes work together to provide focus and options in planning, promoting, and developing or expanding a library. Although they can be used separately, their subjects are complementary and interrelated. Establishing a library with furnishings, staff, and services does little good if its mission and promotion of that mission are not carefully considered, just as a clear vision of service is useless if the institution cannot meet its goals. Take a two-fisted approach and study both guides, and you'll not only provide the best library service but be able to explain how and why you do so. -- RBB Copyright 2004 Booklist

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It's hard to believe that in this wired age there are still an estimated 13 million people in the United States who are not served by a public library. In 1999, Hage, a past president of the Public Library Association, was recruited to start a library in the suburban Detroit area. Drawing on her experience in establishing the Clinton-Macomb Public Library (where she now serves as director), Hage's guide outlines the steps required in creating a library from scratch. Although she acknowledges that individual communities will have unique needs, Hage covers the common issues that all face: the options and alternatives for providing library service; building the team (board, director, staff, volunteers); securing financing; developing policies; long-range planning; constructing and equipping the library; and more. While Hage provides a basic yet thorough overview, more detailed literature can be pursued in each of these topics by using such titles as Lee Brawner's Determining Your Public Library's Future Size, Richard C. McCarthy's Designing Better Libraries: Selecting and Working with Building Professionals, 2d ed., Kathleen Low's Recruiting Library Staff: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians, Paula M. Singer's Developing a Compensation Plan for Your Library, and Virginia G. Young's The Library Trustee: A Practical Guidebook, 5th ed. Recommended for anyone needing information to start a public library.-Marie Bruni, Huntington Memorial Lib., Oneonta, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Prefacep. vii
1 Public Libraries: The People's Libraryp. 1
2 Establishing the Libraryp. 9
3 Building the Teamp. 19
4 Securing Library Financingp. 40
5 Shaping the Organizationp. 50
6 Taking Care of Businessp. 62
7 Planning for the Long Termp. 76
8 Participating in Cooperative Arrangementsp. 85
9 Building the Perfect Libraryp. 94
10 Furnishing and Equipping a Public Libraryp. 105
11 Developing the Collectionp. 125
12 Planning and Developing Servicesp. 132
13 Promoting the Libraryp. 146
Indexp. 157