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Bull Med Libr Assoc. Apr 1969; 57(2): 160–170.
PMCID: PMC197376
The Need for Administrative Know-How in Libraries *
Beatrice V. Simon
Graduate School of Library Science, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
* Presented at the Annual Meeting of the New England Regional Group of the Medical Library Association, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, November 4, 1967.
The need for administrative know-how in libraries is great. Problems of administration in libraries do not differ significantly from those in other types of organizations. It behooves librarians to be aware of modern management theory, as developed and tested in the environment of business, and to adopt such useful tools as operations analysis and the systems approach to problems in the library environment.
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