About this guide
This guide will help you get a better understanding of what goes into administering and managing a library.
The guide has been broken down into sections that each focus on a different aspect of library administration and management. Each section will provide basic information about library administration and management and provide links to resources that will help you learn about each aspect that is discussed.
Please use the tabs at the top of this page to navigate to the sections of the guide that you would like to see.
A Good Place to Start
Administration and management of a library is a complex and constantly changing process that requires a number of skills and knowledge in a variety of fields.
Due to the complexity of the subject of library administration and management it can be difficult to know where to start when looking for information. There are two books that I can recommend if you would like a good overview of what library administration and management is:
Stueart, R.D. and Moran B., Library and Information Center Management, 7th ed. Westport Con.: Libraries Unlimited, 2002.
Chemers, Martin M., An Integrative Theory of Leadership, Mahway, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1997.
These books will provide a good knowledge base for you as you learn more about library administration and management.