Summary: This book is intended as a guide for those people who have been charged with establishing a library or information service in their organisation. It is a practical guide to the steps that need to be taken, the people that will need to be dealt with and the procedures that will have to be adopted in order to bring the venture to a successful conclusion. The book contains many practical tips and hints from the author, based upon his 'hands-on', practical experience of setting up many new information services. Key Features: It deals with the whole process - from start to finish Is based on sound principles that have worked in practice Is easy to follow as a step-by-step guide Is of value to both professional librarians and non-professional staff working in the field Readership: The book is aimed at all librarians and informational professionals, and non-librarians responsible for library collections. Those individuals involved in library organisation and information management will also find it to be key reading.
Kirby Porter is currently employed as Principal Librarian for the Northern Ireland Civil Service and Head of Library Services for the Northern Assembly; he is responsible for managing the Government Library Service and advising Government departments. He has developed libraries in various government departments, colleges and other organisation such as the Human Rights Commission.