Crash Course in Library Supervision: Meeting the Key Players

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Greenwood Publishing Group, Nov 30, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 139 pages
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Taking a management position in a new library or being promoted to a higher position in your library means a new approach to interpersonal relations. How to make this transition can be a challenge. This book provides the information you need to learn so you can become an effective leader and to recognize and circumvent the legal pitfalls that you may find in your path. Written in reader-friendly language, two seasoned veterans share their experiences and the experiences of others in this introduction to managing people.--Managing a small library requires skills in working with personnel, the library board, patrons, and the key people in the community. Understanding these requirements will help the person with no formal education to be a more effective administrator in this setting.
 

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Written for almost any librarian with a new job, this book is filled with practical advice for those starting that new position, even if you are moving from one job to another. How do you meet people ... Read full review

Contents

Getting to Know You
1
Listen and Learn
9
Tips to Make Your Life Easier
17
You Cant Become Familiar with These Too Quickly or Too Soon
31
It Happens Even if Youre New
43
Chapter 6Friends and Volunteers
59
Who They Are and How to Build and Maintain ConsensusA Tricky Tightrope
73
Your Reason to Exist
83
No Library Is an Island
91
Look Before You Leap
107
Glossary
117
Resources
123
Index
131
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Dennis C. Tucker, PhD, is reference/adult services librarian for the Margaret K. Troke Branch of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library, Stockton, CA.

Shelley Elizabeth Mosley holds a BS in Education from Grand Canyon University and an MLS from the University of Arizona. She is presently an adjunct faculty member at Glendale Community College, and has managerial experience in both public and school libraries. She is the author of "Romance Today: An A-to-Z Guide to Contemporary American Romance Writers" (Greenwood, 2006), "The Suffragists in Literature for Youth: The Fight for the Vote" (2006), and "The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Ultimate Reading List" (2007).

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