ERIC Number: ED402926
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Practical Help for New Supervisors. Third Edition.
Giesecke, Joan, Ed.
New supervisors often come to management positions with experience and expertise in their specialty, but with little or no training in how to supervise. Aimed at the new library supervisor, this publication addresses basic supervisory skills and provides practical information needed by supervisors. As library organizations become more complex, supervisors must address issues of working in a diverse workplace serving a diverse clientele. In addition, as organizations learn to live with constant change, supervisors may spend more and more time resolving conflicts and helping staff learn to work in a more flexible environment. Past and present members of the American Library Association LAMA (Library Administration and Management Association) Personnel Administration Section, Supervisory Skills Committee provide advice for new supervisors. The chapters are: (1) "On Becoming a Supervisor" (Joan Giesecke); (2) "Interviewing" (Thyra K. Russell); (3) "Orienting the New Library Employee" (Katherine Branch); (4) "Appraising Performance" (Joan Giesecke); (5) "Rewarding Employees Nonmonetarily" (Irene M. Padilla and Thomas H. Patterson); (6) "Communication Skills" (Abby Kratz and Melinda Flannery); (7) "Conducting Effective Meetings" (Myrna J. McCallister and Thomas H. Patterson); (8) "Managing Work Time" (Mary Nofsinger); (9) "Managing Diversity" (Marilyn Okrent); and (10) "Conflict Resolution" (Karen Jette). Suggested readings for each topic and a subject index for the entire publication are provided. (Author/SWC)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Conflict Resolution, Cultural Differences, Decision Making, Diversity (Institutional), Interpersonal Communication, Interviews, Libraries, Library Administration, Library Personnel, Supervision, Supervisor Qualifications, Supervisory Methods, Time Management
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Library Association, Chicago, IL.