Supervising Staff: A How-to-do-it Manual for Librarians

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Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2006 - Business & Economics - 194 pages
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Supervising staff can be an intimidating challenge for newly-promoted librarians and support staff. Here is the How-To specifically designed to meet the needs of new supervisors in all types of libraries. Marcia Trotta, public library director, management instructor, and past-president of the Connecticut Library Association, provides this comprehensive overview of the responsibilities and requirements of supervision as well as some of the basic - and best - tools for managing effectively. Chapters cover the specific challenges of creating work teams; providing ongoing staff training; mentoring; and more. Special sections discuss how to supervise in times of crisis; ways to foster effective employee performance; techniques for managing union, non-union, and volunteer workforces; and methods to administer grants and special events. Illustrated with real-world examples and valuable checklists, forms, and other resources, this is an essential tool for new supervisors or managers, those looking towards promotion, and LIS students seeking an edge in the job search.

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Understanding the supervisor's role -- Mastering basic supervision tools -- Creating and running work teams -- Directing ongoing staff training -- Mentoring and coaching staff -- Implementing change ... Read full review

Supervising Staff: A How-to-Do-It Manual for Librarians

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For anyone who has been appointed to their first supervisory position or who is thinking of entering the library management field, this guide by an experienced library director (Berlin PL, CT) is ... Read full review


Mastering Basic Supervision Tools
Creating and Running Work Teams
Directing Ongoing Staff Training

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About the author (2006)

Marcia Trotta is the Director of the Berlin, Connecticut, Public Library and serves as the Adult Reading Discussion Coordinator for the Connecticut Humanities Council.

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