Coaching in the Library: A Management Strategy for Achieving Excellence

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American Library Association, 2011 - Business & Economics - 103 pages
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Experienced librarian and coach Ruth Metz outlines a focused and results-oriented plan for achieving the best results from staff members through a coaching style of management.
 

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There are many styles of leadership and in the world of teacher librarians, this quality of coaching rather than directing is a vital concept that must be learned. Metz writes for any type of library ... Read full review

Contents

1 coaching overview
1
2 the effective coach
21
3 coaching individuals
31
4 coaching teams
41
5 coaching leaders
53
6 coaching managers
69
7 coaching and organizational effectiveness
80
conclusion
95
selected resources
97
index
101
Backcover
105
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Ruth F. Metz is the principal consultant for Ruth Metz Associates, Portland, Oregon. Ruth s firm specializes in strategic planning, organizational development, and leadership development. The purpose of her work is to help community leaders as they plan, manage, and develop their libraries. This work includes coaching for boards, executives, and emergent leaders in libraries and the public sector. Ruth has held senior management positions over a 30 year career at Multnomah County Library in Portland, the Oakland (CA) Public Library, the Bay Area Library and Information System in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Colorado State Library, and St. Clair County Community College in Port Huron, Michigan. Metz earned her master's degree in library science from the University of Michigan.

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