The biggest aspect of management is not information, library materials, or even a library. It is management itself. A philosophy of management has to do with managing more than it does with the field of library and information science. Management exists regardless of library and information science.

A philosophy of management questions, “What is management?”. A definition of management provides an account of what one thinks that management is and does provide a philosophy for the idea of management. If management is some sort of an idea, then my idea of management is more about management of people than management of library materials or information. This idea that I have of management is what makes management such an elusive topic. Management transcends work fields as a discipline and it relates to everyday life. In this respect, management has to do with people, which are also of course parts of everyday life. The management of people is the idea that I have in mind when I think of management. This contributes to my philosophy of management.