Inherent Strategies in Library Management describes general and specific strategies for libraries based on core library values, and does so through concrete research. Many strategic management books for libraries introduce concepts of business management to the library world, but often neglect traditional library culture and core values.
This book reexamines management through the lens of libraries themselves, rather than relying on strategies borrowed from the business world, in an attempt to bring to light the factors and decision-making processes behind how librarians have run their libraries over the past fifty decades. In other words, their decisions can be regarded as inherent management, born naturally from the core foundations, considerations, and operations of libraries.
In addition, this book investigates the broad influences of business management theories on libraries, including a discussion on the advantages and disadvantages of their use.
- Presents management strategies for libraries based on core library values
- Provides detailed analysis on the effects of business management theories on libraries
- Lays down the fundamental rules for managing libraries
- Explains various management analysis methods
- Bridges the gap between library core values and business efficiency
1.1 A Brief History of Library Management
1.2 Characteristics of Library Management
1.3 Comprehensive Research Review of Library Management
2. Impact of Business Management Theories on Libraries from 1960s to 2010s
2.1 Broad Influence of Business Management Theories on Libraries
2.2 Issues when using Business Management Theories: Incompatible Business Theories on Library Management
2.3 Benefits when using Business Management Theories: Compatible Business Theories on Library Management
2.4 Summary: Deficiency of Library Management
3. Effects of Media Type on Library Strategy
3.1 Absorption Technology
3.2 Adaptation of Librarians' Specialties
3.3 Inclusion of Digital Media
3.4 Evolution of Organisation
4. Implementation: General Strategies, and Specific Strategies for Libraries
4.1 General Strategies
4.2 Specific Strategies
4.3 Strategies for Library Innovation
4.4 Strategies for Library Organisations
5. Conclusion: Future Library Core Competencies and Management
Masanori Koizumi is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Library, Information and Media Science at the University of Tsukuba in Japan.
Formerly he was a visiting scholar at the School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh until March 2015. His research focuses on how libraries or other similar institutions provide information resources and services to citizens, and how they solve social problems by using their resources in local communities. In particular, he examines those questions based on three levels, (1) Governance (public management and public sphere), (2) Libraries (strategic management), (3) Citizens (library users), from the perspectives of management or governance.
He is regarded as one of the top Japanese experts on library management, innovation and growth of libraries. He was awarded his master thesis from Keio University in 2009 and became a faculty member there the same year. He was also given awards for business consulting for international markets, as well as business consulting for domestic markets at KDDI Corporation (Second Largest Telecommunications Company in Japan) in 2004. Institution of highest degree, Ph.D. Keio University, Library and Information Science in 2013.