Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Quotations about Libraries, Librarians, Books, Etc., Vol. 1, 2008

Ahrensfeld, Janet L.
"The flourishing of modern special libraries and information centers reflects the ongoing need for efficient information service and testifies to the success special libraries and information centers have in filing this need."

Becoming a Nation of Readers, p.23
"The single most important activity for building the knowledge required for the eventual success in reading aloud to children (both parents and teachers)."
Source: Becoming a Nation of Readers: The Report of the Commission on Reading. National Institute of Education and the Center for the Study of Reading, 1985.

Becoming a Nation of Readers, p.119
"Schools should maintain well-stocked and managed libraries. Access to interesting and informative books is one of the keys to a successful reading program."
Source: Becoming a Nation of Readers: The Report of the Commission on Reading. National Institute of Education and the Center for the Study of Reading, 1985.

Becoming a Nation of Readers, p.119
"As important as an adequate collection of books is a librarian who encourages wide reading and helps match books to children."
Source: Becoming a Nation of Readers: The Report of the Commission on Reading. National Institute of Education and the Center for the Study of Reading, 1985.

Bolman, Lee g., and Terrence E. Deal.
“Each of theory purports to rest on a scientific foundation... Each theory offers its version on what organization are like and its own version on what they should be like... A moder manager who wants to improved a organization thus encounter a cacophony of different voices and visions... As managers... turn to the theory base for help, they will find the conceptual pluralism: a jangling discord of multiple voices”

Carter, Allan M.
"The library is the heart of a university; no other single non-human factor is as closely related to the quality of graduate education."

Cyert, R.M. And J.G March
“A plan is a goal, indicating certain beliefs; a schedule specifying steps to be taken, a theory, considering relationships; and a precedent, established for existing decisions.”

DeGennaro, Richard
“ The mission, vision and values statements are the principal product of the...strategic planning process. They, and the process it self which, either directly or indirectly, involve nearly member of the library staff, are the glue that binds and connects the various parts of the community to the whole.”

Drucker, Peter F.
“ Management has no choice but to anticipate the future, to attempt to mold it, and to balance short-range and long-range goals...The future will not just happen if one wishes hard enough. It requires decision- now. It requires action- now. It demand allocation of resources and above all of human resources- now. It requires work-now.”

Drucker, Peter F.
“A person who knows only the skills and techniques, with-out understanding the fundamentals of management, is not a manager, he (she) is, at best, technician.”

Johnson, Edward R.
“To be effective planners librarians and administrators need a great deal more information about their own organizations and their environment than most have been tried or been able to gather. Effective goal setting and decision making in the future are dependent upon extensive, up-to-date, and accurate information about the current state of the organization.”

Koontz, Harold and Cyrill O'Donnell
“When management principle can be developed, proved and used, managerial efficiency will inevitably improve. Then the conscientious manager can become more effective by using establish guidelines to help solve...problems, with out engaging in original laborious research or the risky practice of trial and error."
Taylor, Frederick W.
“Scientific management requires the establishment of many rules, law and formulate which replace the judgment of the individual [worker] and which can effectively used only after having been recorded, indexed, etc.”

Langley, Arthur
“Strategic planning supplies a forum for the announcing, selling, negotiating, rationalizing and legitimizing strategic decisions and it offers mans controlling their implementation.”

“MBO is a participative system of managing in which managers look ahead for improvements, think strategically, set performance stretch objectives at the beginning period, develop supporting plans, and give accountability for the results at the end of the period.”

Maslow, Abraham
“Man is perpetual wanting animal. The average member of society is most often particularly satisfied and particularly unsatisfied to his wants.”

Mayo, Elton
“A major concern of management must be that organizing teamwork, that is to say, of developing and sustaining cooperation.”

McClure, Charles
“Those who look for the library administrative theory search for it outside of librarianship. Because library administration is pragmatically oriented, it seems impossible that a theoretical frame work for viewing administrative practice already exists with in libraries. Yet this indeed the case. It remains only to ferret it out.”

McGregor, Douglas
“The average person learns, under proper conditioning, not only to accept but also to seek responsibility, The capacity to exercise a relatively high degree of imagination, ingenuity and creativity in the solution of organizational problems is widely, not narrowly, disturbed in the population.”

Minztberg, Henry
“Organizations engage in formal planning, not to create strategies but to program the strategies they already have, that is, to elaborate and operationalize their consequence formally.”

Stueart, Robert D.
“Planning is an effort to anticipate the future and the inevitable change that comes with it. It must be accomplished by choosing among possible alternatives, and with full knowledge and use of techniques and tools available for such action.”

Weber, Max in J.P. Mayer
“ It is horrible to think that the world will be one day be filled with nothing but little cogs, little men clinging to little jobs and striving toward bigger one. This passion for bureaucracy is enough to drive one to despair.”

Webster, Duane and others
“Some of the support of the libraries for the human relation approach and the study of informal process has its basis in the inherent difference of opinion between library managers and staff members over the type of organizational structure needed to archive organizational goals.”

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