Library Management


Dr. James Kusack
Course Description

An examination of the general principles and practices of library management.[Formerly LSC 611]

Course Objectives

On completion of the course, you should be able to:

  1. Describe various approaches to management.
  2. Apply management activities to the library organization (planning, organizing, staffing, leading/directing, controlling).
  3. Perform basic cost-finding in a library.
  4. Create and lead a strong service-oriented library staff.
  5. Treat staff and library customers in a fair and ethical manner.
  6. Identify problems and issues in library management and recommend solutions when appropriate.


Robert Stueart and Barbara Moran, Library and Information Center Management, 6th ed. (Greenwood Village, CO:  Libraries Unlimited, 2002).


Cost-finding Exercise

Application of Concepts

Pamela R. Dennis