The 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.
Acclaim for previous editions:
‘Management is often considered to be a “dry” topic, and it is a pleasure to read a text book which from the outset establishes the need for dynamism, energy, vitality, inspiration, innovation and transformation. The book therefore describes itself – a textbook to meet the challenges that face managers in a diverse and changing profession.… It is crammed with useful management tools and approaches and would be a useful addition to any information manager’s bookshelf.’ New Library World
‘This is an excellent textbook. It provides a clear conceptual overview of each topic which can be supplemented by further reading. The liberal use of headings and subheadings makes it easy to navigate. There is also an index to complement the book’s logical and transparent structure. It is highly recommended as an introduction to management and leadership for its intended audience of those in the information services area and is of value for the wider services sector.’ Australian Library Journal
About the Author: 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.