ERIC Number: ED251110
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Internal Communication: Staff and Supervisory Roles. SPEC Kit 55.
Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.
Based on a spring 1979 survey on communication in Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member institutions, this Systems and Procedures Exchange Center (SPEC) kit focuses on upward communication from staff to administration by looking at individual responsibilities of staff members and supervisors. Results indicate that the two most commonly used methods of obtaining information from staff in ARL libraries are direct contact with supervisors and membership on committees and task forces. The kit comprises: (1) documents on the use of groups for communication and planning from University of Kentucky, University of British Columbia, University of Nebraska, University of Colorado-Boulder, Northwestern University, University of Notre Dame, Temple University, Brown University, University of Florida, Purdue University, Michigan State University, and University of California-Berkeley; (2) examples of job descriptions communication skills as a performance requirement from Brown University, Michigan State University, University of Pennsylvania, University of California-Berkeley, Temple University, Indiana University, Southern Illinois University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dartmouth College, University of Florida, and State University of New York-Stony Brook; and (3) documents describing training programs at University of California-Berkeley, Indiana University, University of Nebraska, Rutgers University, University of Utah, Brown University, Queen's University, and Michigan State University. The concise summary of the survey which introduces the collection discusses the role of the supervisor, the use of groups, communication skills as a performance requirement, and trends and issues. (THC)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Committees, Competence, Employer Employee Relationship, Evaluation Criteria, Higher Education, Library Personnel, Methods, Occupational Information, Organizational Communication, Position Papers, Professional Development, Research Libraries, Staff Development, Staff Role, Supervisory Methods
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.
Note: For related documents, see IR 050 931-933. Some pages may not reproduce well due to light and broken type.