Library Management for Beginners: Managing Personnel

Scheduled Dates
Course Description

The Library Management for Beginners series is a collection of courses designed for the new manager or those managers wanting a basic topic overview. The series is designed to serve as a primer to introduce key management and leadership topics to help managers succeed in their new roles.

This session on Managing Personnel is designed to help the first-time library manager gain a foundation to successful personnel management. Library personnel are one of the most valuable assets for information organizations. Library staff are key to the success of libraries through their job performance and presentation of their employers to their constituents. Managers are instrumental drivers in fostering, mentoring, and developing productive and fulfilled library staff.

Course Type: 
Target Audience: 
New or experienced managers in any type of library
Prerequisites

None

Learning Objectives
  • Define the main challenges in personnel management
  • Demonstrate strategies to improve success during the hiring and interviewing process
  • Assess the benefits of the personnel review process
  • Identify methods for addressing and documenting disciplinary issues
  • Examine the importance of staff development, coaching, training, and continuing education
Homework Expectations
  • Students will participate in class discussion and complete individual assignments.
  • It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.
Session Information
Session Duration: 
This course consists of one 2-hour session.
Contact Hours: 
2
Instructor
Fees
Amigos Member Early Bird Fee: 
$70.00
Amigos Member Fee: 
$95.00
Non-member Early Bird Fee: 
$130.00
Non-member Fee: 
$155.00