For any journey, it is often best to have a map. For libraries and librarians, that map is often a living document that speaks to where the organization is today, where the planners intend to take it in the future, and how to get there. Here is a structured tool for your public library's planning process. Tom Hennen, creator of the Hennen American Public Library Ratings (HAPLR), covers all key area of library development - budgeting, governance and administration, electronic services, collection development, technology, access and facilities, staffing and personnel, and more. A wide range of checklists are provided to help assess the quality of everything from the library director, the integrated system, or even the meeting facilities. Reference tables help evaluate the library's needs for FTE staffing, collection holdings, hours of operation, material expenditures and more. Even better, the CD-Rom calculates many of these numbers for your particular libraryl Policy development is covered with sample mission statements and policies for Volunteers and Friends, Internet Use, Disasters, and more, usable in large and small libraries alike. The step-by-step guide provides practical advice for all aspects of creating a plan, from creating a committee to long-range directions, and communicating results. The numbers - statistics, data, surveys, and even percentile comparisons - are tackled in a straight-forward, understandable manner. The companion, Interactive CD-ROM features more than 50 checklists and ""fill in the blank"" forms and a calculator for your library's individual needs. This is an essential resource for charting and navigating your public library's future.
This text will acquaint the reader with the most recent advances in Finslerian geometries, i.e. anisotropic geometries, and their applications by the Japanese, European and American schools. It contains three introductory articles, one from each of these schools, giving a broad overview of basic ideas. Further papers treat topics from pure mathematics such as complex differential geometry, equivalence methods, Finslerian deformations, constant sprays, homogeneous contact transformations, Douglas spaces, submanifold theory, inverse problems, area theory, and more. This book completes the Kluwer trilogy on Finslerian Geometry by P.L. Antonelli and his associates. Audience: This volume will be of interest to physicists and mathematicians whose work involves quantum field theory, combination theory and relativity, programming and optimization. Mathematical biologists working in ecology and evolution will also find it useful
In clear, easy-to-grasp language, the author covers many of the topics that you will need to know in order to win your dream job and be the first in line for a promotion.
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