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Author Auster, Ethel.

Title Downsizing in academic libraries : the Canadian experience / Ethel Auster, Shauna Taylor
Published Toronto [Ont.] : University of Toronto Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 204 pages) : illustrations
Contents Perspectives on Downsizing in the Literatures of Management and Library Science -- National and Regional Trends in Enrolment, Expenditures, Holdings, and Staffing Levels -- The Management of Downsizing -- The Impact of Downsizing: Programs and Services -- The Impact of Downsizing: Factors at the Organizational and Individual Levels -- The Legacy of Downsizing
Summary "Ethel Auster and Shauna Taylor's Downsizing in Academic Libraries is a comprehensive study of the trials faced by Canadian academic libraries in the 1990s. The authors surveyed opinions from over 1100 librarians from across the country. Based on these surveys, they describe how downsizing was implemented, while looking at its impact on programs and services, organizational climate, and employees, and its effect on user services and program delivery. Their study also includes a statistical portrait of library expenditures, holdings, and staffing levels set against trends in enrolment for the period 1982-83 to 1997-98." "Downsizing in Academic Libraries will be of interest to policy makers in government, universities, and libraries; to managers and staffs of academic libraries; to researchers, teachers, and students of library and information studies and of organizational strategies, processes, and behaviour; and to all library stakeholders concerned about the effects of budget cutbacks over the past decade."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Academic libraries -- Canada -- Administration.
Academic libraries -- Canada -- Personnel management.
Downsizing of organizations -- Canada.
Libraries -- Canada -- Reorganization.
Form Electronic book
Author Taylor, Shauna, 1961-
ISBN 1281992739
1442674040 (electronic bk.)
9781442674042 (electronic bk.)