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Title:The role of the public library director
Author(s):Garrou, Sharon M.; Nichols, Jim; Martin, Christine
Subject(s):Public libraries
Library administrators
Abstract:Who should run the library? Who should run the zoo? Who should run the museum? Is an expert in each field needed to run the organization? No! Non-profit institutions need managers, not librarians, zoologists, or art historians to run these organizations successfully. Experts in the field are certainly needed to provide technical support, but the head of the organization needs a nose for business and an ability to provide visibility and public clamor more than a knowledge of bibliographic methods , animal anatomy, or the nuances of 18th-century watercolors. In cities across the country, non-profit businesses have been run successfully by non-professionals. It is time to determine what type of director would be best for public libraries.
Issue Date:1996
Publisher:Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:Garrou, Sharon M. "The Role of the Public Library Director." Katharine Sharp Review, no. 2 (1996).
Series/Report:Katharine Sharp Review ; no. 002, Winter, 1996
Rights Information:Copyright 1996 is held by Sharon M. Garrou for "The Role of the Public Library Director" and "Author's Response." Copyright 1996 is held by Jim Nichols for "Response to Garrou" (p. 5-6). Copyright 1996 is held by Christine Martin for "Response to Garrou" (p. 6-7).
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