"Personnel is the fulcrum around which administration revolves, the foundation on which service is built. It all comes down to human beings. Not objectives, not organization. Not even money. People are what count." --from the author's Preface The various steps and procedures of personnel administration in libraries are treated on the basis of human relations. Organization for personnel administration as well as day-to-day supervision are covered. The analysis is then carried forward for the prospect of the electronic library. Contents: Emergence of the Librarian; Human Relations; Position Classification and Salaries; Recruitment; Selection; Evaluation; Legal Factors; Future of Personnel Administration.
I like the author's approach and attitude...a good book with a wealth of detail and information presented in a succinct and easily understood manner. Australian Library Journal Martin's broad overview of personnel administration is a useful and valuable text. Wilson Library Bulletin The value of this book extends well beyond those who work in the personnel function. Library Review