This case describes several days in the life of a chief librarian at a small liberal arts college. Time management and delineation of responsibilities are key issues. How are personnel, financial management, planning, and development issues prioritized? Can she rely on her staff sufficiently to delegate some of the daily administrative duties in order to focus on the major planning issues facing the library? How should the library respond to the needs of the students, faculty, and college administration with its limited financial resources? The case is useful for discussions of management and leadership styles.
Subjects: Leadership, Library, Financial Management
Setting: Small Private
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