ERIC Number: ED251101
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Changing Role of Personnel Officers. SPEC Kit 45.
Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.
A 1977 Association of Research Libraries (ARL) survey showed that more than 80 member libraries had staff persons designated as personnel officers. In a series of in-depth interviews in the spring of 1978 with some of these personnel officers, the main factors contributing to changes in personnel functions were identified as: (1) a growing number of governmental regulations and guidelines, (2) increasing staff needs and demands within a complex organization, and (3) recognition by library leaders of the importance of committed staff. A concise summary at the beginning of this collection discusses affirmative action guidelines, changes in the nature of the job market, the adoption of faculty governance models, unionization efforts of library staffs, and training and counseling for library supervisors. The kit also contains: (1) documents on changes in personnel functions from University of Connecticut, Duke University, and Princeton University; (2) examples of selection and performance evaluation programs/processes from Stanford University and University of Connecticut; and (3) three examples of staff development and training programs and activities from University of Connecticut ("Staff Sharing Program,""Consideration in Planning Training for New Employees," and "Guidelines for Planning Departmental Presentations for Staff"). An evaluation sheet for this Systems and Procedures Exchange Center (SPEC) kit is provided. (THC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.