This eminently practical guide is written to help all those who need to set up a library and information service within their organization, irrespective of subject background or type of organization. It offers support to people who have qualifications but no experience in setting up such a service, and those who have had no training at all. Both authors have had many years' experience of setting up information services for a wide range of organizations in the UK and many other countries. The book will hold your hand as you tackle the many tasks and responsibilities needed to create a successful library and information service - irrespective of size - and takes you step by step through the processes involved. The book is fully supported by appendices containing useful sample documents, including an information centre brochure and a press release. The authors also supply lists of basic reference books and periodicals; sources and suppliers; key search engines; and a quick guide to library basics such as filing, repairs, loans and reference services. This is a vital guide for anyone, whether an information professional or not, facing the challenge of setting up a library and information service from scratch.