Fundamentals of Library Supervision

dc.contributor.author McNeil, Beth
dc.contributor.author McNeil, Mary
dc.date 2018-04-03T14:18:58.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T05:54:52Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T05:54:52Z
dc.date.embargo 2018-04-03
dc.date.issued 2017-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>You're about to become a library supervisor! In addition to excitement you may also feel some uncertainty. Mentor, creator, monitor, and negotiator are some of the roles a supervisor must play, and wearing that many hats is a challenge that requires discipline and organization (and a healthy sense of humor). This newly updated and revised edition of a classic text will give you the grounding to supervise, manage, and lead with confidence. A perfect handbook for those just moving into a supervisory position, and a welcome refresher for current managers, this resource focuses on daily, real-world issues, offering <ul> <li>discussion of how to foster a positive work environment by determining the character of your organization;</li> <li>dozens of sample interview questions suitable for different contexts, and other pointers on the hiring process;</li> <li>advice on supervising all different kinds of employees, from those with "structural" personalities to creative types;</li> <li>tactics for leading productive and focused staff meetings;</li> <li>guidance on how to develop shared accountability, overcoming the decision dilemma so common in group settings, and other strategies for building successful teams;</li> <li>easy to follow tips for making email a genuine productivity tool;</li> <li>methods for meeting deadlines through backward planning;</li> <li>11 steps for developing a clear and balanced performance appraisal;</li> <li>techniques for actively addressing complaints; and</li> <li>examples of non-monetary staff rewards such as flexible scheduling, job enrichment, and celebrations.</li> </ul></p> <p>Guiding supervisors through the intricate process of managing others, this to-the-point handbook addresses the fundamental issues facing those taking on this position.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This is the Preface and Table of Contents of "McNeil, Beth. <em>Fundamentals of library supervision</em>. American Library Association, 2017." Posted with permission.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Library and Information Science
dc.title Fundamentals of Library Supervision
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