By Elisabeth Doucett

Today’s library leaders face a global during which the single consistent is switch. searching out cutting edge how one can meet the evolving wishes in their groups has turn into a serious a part of their responsibilities.

In this publication, Doucett mines new territory during this ongoing attempt via exploring how profitable companies “outside the stacks” behavior their enterprise. She interviews leaders of advertisements, on-line trade, fundraising, retailing, crowdsourcing and different corporations (including Kickstarter, L.L. Bean, Down East journal and Tom’s of Maine, between others), studying what they do awfully good. From this examine she offers greater than a hundred examples of game-changing principles prepared for software in libraries. And most significantly, she articulates an easy approach that readers can use to pursue an analogous course of exploration at their very own associations, together with the particular questions used in the course of her interviews.

An intriguing survey of creativity in motion, Doucett’s booklet will inspire public library administrators, managers, trustees, and employees to cross-pollinate their very own services with leading edge rules from open air the stacks.

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