20 May 2007


You may not have seen, or forgotten about, this absolutely fantastic site from the (USA) National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Here is an outline of what’s covered. You can’t go wrong following their advice.
First Steps: Here's a short list of tasks that can give you a quick overview of your new responsibilities.
Administration: Mission Statement, Management, Customer Service and Marketing, JCAHO, Grants and Funding, Technology, and Supplies.
Collection Development and ILL: Books, Reference Resources, Journals, Subscription Agents, Consumer Health, Publishers, Cataloging, Document Delivery and Interlibrary Loan, Copyright Law and Guidelines.
Resources: Medical Databases, Meeting Finders, Internet Resources, and Discussion Lists.
Sources of Information: Associations, Consortia, and Libraries.
Additional Resources: Links to books, articles and full-text web sites about Library Management, Marketing, Budget, and Periodicals for Librarians.

URL: http://nnlm.gov/rsdd/management/

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