Library Management for Beginners: Everyday Negotiations

Course Description
Course Type: 

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

Managers and leaders frequently find themselves maneuvering through a variety of situations such as obtaining buy-in, defending library resources and services, and resolving conflicts. An effective negotiating strategy can be key to successfully reaching an agreement where both sides feel like they have benefited. While negotiating is a much needed skill for information professionals and managers to possess, there is often hesitation to attempt it. This two hour course is designed to provide the basic skills and tools managers need to successfully understand how to approach daily situations and problems through negotiation techniques and to alleviate some of the anxiety associated with the word “negotiating.”

Learning Objectives: 
  • Identify key areas where negotiating and compromising skills can be applied
  • Define the stages of the negotiating process
  • Develop a planned bargaining approach
  • Assess the effectiveness of a negotiation
  • Examine common mistakes made during a negotiation
Target Audience: 
New or experienced managers in any type of library
Prerequisites: 
None
Homework Expectations and Completion Requirements: 
  • Students will participate in class discussion and complete individual assignments.
  • It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.
Session Duration: 
This course consists of one 2-hour session.
Continuing Education Credit
Contact Hours: 
2
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
Scheduled Dates