Library Management: Managing Personnel

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

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.

Learning objectives for this session include
  • Defining the main challenges in personnel management
  • Demonstrating strategies to improve success during the hiring and interviewing process
  • Assessing the benefits of the personnel review process
  • Identifying methods for addressing and documenting disciplinary issues
  • Examining 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.
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