This exciting volume explores the role of technical services functions and organizational structure as forces in the library change process. It provides practical information to help administrators make decisions about how their libraries are organized and managed. As libraries change in many ways--organizational structure, design of jobs, managerial philosophy, responsibilities of professionals, and the impact of automation--librarians in technical services, administrators, and personnel officers--need guidance in meeting the new challenges in order to continue providing thorough efficient services. Professionals from a variety of library environments address the pertinent issues of automation, personnel matters, education, management techniques, and the role of technical services within the total library community.

chapter |14 pages

The Evolutionary Role of Technical Services

ByJames R. Dwyer

chapter |13 pages

Leadership versus Management in Technical Services

ByDonald E. Riggs

chapter |16 pages

Changing Staffing Patterns in Technical Services Since the 1970s: A Study in Change

ByVirginia Lee Andrews, Carol Marie Kelley

chapter |17 pages

Staffing Technical Services in 1995

ByJanet Swan Hill

chapter |16 pages

Impact of Automation on Technical Services

ByDana C. Rooks, Linda L. Thompson

chapter |18 pages

Notable Literature of the 1980s for Technical Services

ByGloriana St. Clair, Jane Treadwell, Vicki Baker