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The 1960s: A Bibliography

2010-01-01 , Jackson, Rebecca , Jackson, Rebecca

The time period covered by this bibliography is circa 1960 to 1974, an unusual "decade," to be sure. But because the Civil Rights movements and Watergate framed this era, it became impossible to compile a bibliography on the 1960s without entering the 1970s. The Vietnam War did not end until 1975, which would seem a logical place to end the decade. However, Nixon's resignation sparked more public interest and energy than did the anti-climax of the end of the war. Thus, the time period covered. Although there are some key books on the Civil Rights Movement, which started in the late 1950s, that movement has been adequately covered in other resources.

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Fundamentals of Library Supervision

2017-01-01 , McNeil, Beth , McNeil, Mary

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

  • discussion of how to foster a positive work environment by determining the character of your organization;
  • dozens of sample interview questions suitable for different contexts, and other pointers on the hiring process;
  • advice on supervising all different kinds of employees, from those with "structural" personalities to creative types;
  • tactics for leading productive and focused staff meetings;
  • guidance on how to develop shared accountability, overcoming the decision dilemma so common in group settings, and other strategies for building successful teams;
  • easy to follow tips for making email a genuine productivity tool;
  • methods for meeting deadlines through backward planning;
  • 11 steps for developing a clear and balanced performance appraisal;
  • techniques for actively addressing complaints; and
  • examples of non-monetary staff rewards such as flexible scheduling, job enrichment, and celebrations.

Guiding supervisors through the intricate process of managing others, this to-the-point handbook addresses the fundamental issues facing those taking on this position.