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ERIC Number: ED514428
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 112
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-8389-1037-5
Coaching in the Library: A Management Strategy for Achieving Excellence. Second Edition
Metz, Ruth F.
ALA Editions
Experienced librarian and coach Ruth Metz outlines a focused and results-oriented plan for achieving the best results from staff members through a coaching style of management. Real-world examples and coaching scenarios specific to library work will help librarians: (1) Be both a coach and a player by learning the terminology and techniques; (2) Recognize and utilize the abilities and talents of staff at all levels; (3) Guide individuals toward a unified goal; (4) Encourage innovation, flexibility, and problem-solving; and (5) Spotlight the big-win opportunities. Complete with new forms, reader-friendly tables, and annotated references, this revised edition is for any library that wants to maximize the potential of all staff on the playing field in order to achieve peak performance. A list of resources and an index are included.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Library Association