While biographical information on many of the women is readily available in other sources, this is a handy compilation, especially for identifying material on contemporary women administrators. It would be appropriate in larger public libraries and academic libraries, especially those that focus on women's studies. Library Journal
Fight distraction and find your focus. Go for your goals. Master your online life. These tips will change your life and reclaim your time! "Karen and Keith’s easy-to-implement advice will maximize your efficiency and enable you to find more time in your day." ―Tory Johnson, CEO of Women For Hire and contributor on Good Morning America "No Nonsense: Time Management is full of powerful principles for being more productive with less stress and more satisfaction. I recommend this book for anyone who wants to make the most of their time in business." ―Dr. Brenda Wade, relationship expert on The Dr. Oz Show In today’s hurly-burly work environment, many businesspeople find it challenging to avoid distraction, stay focused, use their time and energy to maximum benefit, and gain ground on important goals and outcomes. In short, we are overloaded. No Nonsense: Time Management helps you overcome this feeling of overload and avoid the traps that lead to an unproductive relationship with time. The book offers smart solutions, powerful habits, and proven time hacks for improving everyday work situations: Harness the power of completion Stay sane dealing with social media Get a procrastination inoculation Play the 80/20 game of accomplishment Set goals Make lists Have more efficient conversations Organize your email inbox Retool your priority system Identify your interruptions Overcome multitasking madness
"A wonderful antidote to the gene hysteria that is now so dominant! . . . What is most exciting about this book is the authors' ability to move seamlessly from research on how the brain works, to sociology, history, and philosophy. And that, I believe, is exactly how we need to understand gender--neither nature nor nurture, but a complex interplay." - Dr. Lynda Birke, author of Feminism and the Biological Body This work moves beyond the old nature/nurture debate concerning what makes us who we are to present a new understanding of gender and sexuality. Since the mapping of the human genome there has been widespread coverage of scientific discoveries in the offing, and of the host of human problems to be solved through gene therapy, from physical defects to mental disease and even so-called 'undesirable' behavior. As biologists with expertise in neuroscience, ethology, psychology, sociology and human ethos, Kaplan and Rogers are uniquely situated to evaluate the claims of their colleagues concerning the knowledge to be gained through the study of our biological make-up. They caution against the seductive belief that, once we understand our biological constitution, it is but a short step to complete mastery of human nature. Furthermore, they show that this belief is yet another example of how science can be subverted to defend the claims of the ruling ideology.
Letter to the Reader Mom in Daycareland is about children, but it is addressed both to parents and to providers of child care in the hope that these pages will help them understand each others needs and the stresses they experience in their respective childrearing and caregiving activities. For the childrens sake, they must see each other not as antagonists but as partners in this most important of all careers: molding the future of the human race. Today the need for child care is more widely accepted by the general public than it was years ago. We used to think that children should be reared at home and that a mothers job was to take care of them. Now all this has changed. Early every morning millions of mothers and fathers drive their children to child care providers and leave them there, most often without feeling uneasy or guilty. What has happened to cause this shift in our attitudes? Why have we given up ideas that once seemed sacred and replaced them with a pragmatic way of doing things that would have made our grandmothers frown? The authors remember a time when it was expected that Dad would go off to work every morning, leaving Mom and the kids at home. He had a job outside the home and brought back the paycheck; she did the housework and cooking, took care of the children. Only occasionally were the children entrusted to someone else, as when the parents went to a dinner party or a movie and had a local high school student over to sit or drove the kids to Grandmas for the night. There were exceptions, of course, but this was the accepted pattern. Today that pattern, while still prevalent in some families, is rare. The social and economic realities of our country have changed radically, and the structure of family life has had to adapt. There are several reasons for the shift, and others will undoubtedly surface at a later date, but what seems to be the most important among them are the following. Firstly, to make ends meet, todays parents are obliged more and more to share the burden of earning the wages. Both Mom and Dad need full time work if the family is to survive financially or if it is to satisfy the standard of living they are used to. In the meantime, who takes care of the children while both are at work? Secondly, another reason that helps explain why Mom works, even when there is no pressing financial need for her to do so, is the realization that women have an equal right to achieve their potentialities in the world of the professions and of labor. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, an ever increasing number of households are managed by single parents. When Mom or Dad is the only provider in the family, no one is going to suggest that she or he stay home and watch the children. That single job is essential to the survival of a family in an already precarious financial bind. Even when the children are sick, the single parent has to report to work in order to keep that precious job. For these and other reasons, the need for child care is a simple reality in our present society, and the trend is likely to continue. In most communities throughout the country groups of interested people argue that the availability of child care services is insufficient to meet current needs let alone the demands of a growing population. We would like to talk about ourselves, briefly, as authors. Both of us have had life careers in higher education. In 1980 we devoted ourselves to child care and started a proprietary child care center in the Northwest. It began small and then in time grew to a size of 35 preschoolers. From the beginning, Carlota operated the center from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. as director, teacher, public relations person, cook, and janitor; only recently has she begun coming home in the late afternoon. Marshall was frequently teacher, maintenance person, and accountant. It was difficult yet rewarding work, and it taught us many things. The purp
This very impressive Handbook takes established research topics about women in management and treats them in fresh and novel ways. The chapters are intellectually interesting, sound, and provocative, and meet the editors aspiration to stimulate high quality research on women s experiences in work organizations. I recommend it highly. Jean M. Bartunek, Boston College, US This comprehensive Handbook presents specially commissioned original essays on the societal roles and contexts facing women in business and management, the specific career and work life issues of women in these fields, organizational processes affecting women, and the role of women as leaders in business and management. The essays shed light on the extant structures and practices of society and organizations that constrain or facilitate women s representation, treatment, quality of life, and success. Despite decades of ongoing inquiry and increasing interest, research on women in business and management remains a specialized field without mainstream acceptance within business and management disciplines. The Handbook presents the current state of knowledge about women in business and management and specifies the directions for future research likely to be most constructive for advancing the representation, treatment, quality of life, and success of women who work in these fields. It provides the foundations for improved societal and organizational structures, policies, and relational practices affecting all in business and management. Thus, by enhancing the knowledge base that improves the work and life situations of women, it suggests ways to elevate the societal and organizational systems for all. The Handbook will be an essential reference source for recent advances in research and theory, informing both scholars of organization studies, gender, diversity, and feminism; human resource specialists; and educators of and consultants to business organizations and management.
This book provides a ‘no-nonsense’ guide to project management which will enable library and information professionals to lead or take part in a wide range of projects from large-scale multi-organization complex projects through to relatively simple local ones. Barbara Allan has fully revised and updated her classic 2004 title, Project Management, to incorporate considerable developments during the past decade, including: the development and wide-scale acceptance of formal project management methodologies; the use of social media to communicate and disseminate information about projects and the large shift in the types of project library and information workers may be involved in. The text is supported by practical case studies drawn from a wide range of LIS organizations at local, regional, national and international levels. These examples provide an insight into good practice for the practitioner, from an individual working in a voluntary organization on an extremely limited budget, to someone involved in an international project. Content covered includes: an introduction to project management, project workers and the library and information professiondifferent approaches to project management, the project cycle, the people side of projects and management of changediscussion of project methodologies, project management software, open source software, collaborative working software and use of social mediaproject initiation, communication, analysis and project briefsdeveloping project infra-structure, scheduling, working out the finances and carrying out a detailed risk analysisworking in partnerships, in diverse and virtual teams, and managing change. If you are an LIS professional involved in project work of any kind, whether on a managerial, practical, academic or research level, this is an invaluable resource for you.
This book provides a straight forward and pragmatic guide to leadership, management and team working in contemporary library and information services. Contemporary managers and leaders in library and information services are working in a challenging context; dealing with multiple demands on their time, expertise and resources. This book translates theories in team work, management and leadership into practical guidance backed up with examples and case studies from current library and information workers globally. There is a focus on attitudes, values and practices that make for good leadership and management. The book covers: -analysing your environment, understanding culture and developing strategies -working in the senior team and making an impact -confident leadership and management, decision making, problem solving and managing crises -leading, managing and supervising your team, establishing working practices and conflict management -delegation, dealing with overload and evaluating outcomes -managing large and small projects and the people side of projects -innovation and management of the change process -communications, managing e-mails and text messages and effective use of social media -recruitment and selection and performance management -managing and leading complex teams including collaborative, multi-professional, partnership and virtual teams -budgeting, managing finances, tendering, crowdfunding and taking part in audits -managing work/life balance, coaching and mentoring, emotional intelligence, resilience and mindfulness. The No-Nonsense Guide to Leadership, Management and Teamwork is a book that a new or aspiring manager or team leader will use to guide them through the first few years in their new role. It will also provide guidance and support to new or aspiring directors of library services and help them to navigate their way through decision making and problem solving at senior levels. In addition, individual practitioners who are struggling to understand the management and leadership practices that they are experiencing may find that it helps them to make sense of their current environment.