Managing Information Services: A Sustainable Approach

Managing Information Services: A Sustainable Approach


By (author) Jo Bryson


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  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Limited
  • Format: Paperback | 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 172mm x 242mm x 30mm | 998g
  • Publication date: 11 June 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Aldershot
  • ISBN 10: 1409406962
  • ISBN 13: 9781409406969
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: includes c. 53 b&w illustrations & c. 12 tables
  • Sales rank: 78,461

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This third edition of Jo Bryson's highly regarded "Managing Information Services" has been thoroughly revised with an emphasis on managing for a sustainable future. Libraries and information services face uncertain times and this new edition tackles the challenges of planning and managing change, future-proofing for tomorrow, and leading the transformation to a sustainable future. The text also addresses the integration of information services including librarianship, records management and ICT. Essential reading for information students, this text also serves as a comprehensive and detailed reference on the key management topics for information service managers.

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Jo Bryson is a senior management consultant and international speaker in strategy and planning. Her current consulting role involves assisting Chief Executive Officers lead, transform and change the strategic direction of their organizations. Previously Jo held senior management positions in the library, information and IT sectors at state and international government levels.

Table of contents

Preface; Part I Management Influences in a Changing Landscape: Managing in an uncertain world; Strategic Influences.; Part II Strategy and Planning: Strategic planning - positioning for a sustainable future; Attracting and retaining talented people in challenging times; Ensuring value for money and enabling a cost-sustainable future; Knowledge and information management - a key to survival; Strategic technology and asset management - a smarter approach.; Part III Leadership and Innovation: Leadership; Utilizing a values-driven culture for sustainability; Innovation and creativity; Engaging change in positioning for the future; Group dynamics and team building; Effective negotiation and conflict management; Managing the political arena; policy making; Personal communication and networking; managing yourself and others in challenging times.; Part IV Governance and Social Responsibility: Corporate governance; Accountability and influence; Encouraging transparency; Managing for sustainability; managing Risk; Sustaining trust and continued operations; Evaluating benefits and performance.; Part V Customer and market Focus: Competitive strategies; Corporate image and communications; Ensuring service quality.; Part VI Success and Sustainability: Bringing it all together. Index.