Crash course in strategic planning
Matthews, Stephan A. author
"This text provides an easy-to-understand approach to strategic planning and execution for the practitioner"-- Provided by publisher.
Cultivating engaged staff : better management for better libraries
Law, Margaret Zelman, author.
The essential guide to workplace investigations : a step-by-step guide to handling employee complaints & problems
Guerin, Lisa, 1964- author
"The Essential Guide to Workplace Investigations shows you how to legally and successfully investigate and resolve any type of complaint or problem. It covers common workplace issues such as harassment, discrimination, violence, drug and alcohol use, and employee theft."--Publisher.
Five steps of outcome-based planning and evaluation for public libraries
Gross, Melissa, author.
Fundamentals of library supervision
In this title, two experienced library managers explain how to create a productive workplace as they weave expert advice and commentary into an easy-to-use resource. This revised edition focuses on daily, real-world practices offering: specific strategies for new supervisory staff; hundreds of tips for encouraging a positive work ethic, maintaining productivity, and building teamwork; proven advice on practical supervisory issues like hiring, firing, interviewing, and training; and, policies and procedures that maintain fairness while addressing potential legal landmines. Guiding supervisors through the intricate process of managing others, this comprehensive handbook addresses the fundamental issues facing new managers. It also serves as a welcome refresher and reference for experienced managers facing new challenges in this complex and changing environment.
How to work with and lead people not like you : practical solutions for today's diverse workplace
McDonald, Kelly, 1961- author.
Inherent strategies in library management
Koizumi, Masanori, author.
Inherent Strategies in Library Management describes general and specific strategies for libraries based on core library values, and does so through concrete research. Many strategic management books for libraries introduce concepts of business management to the library world, but often neglect traditional library culture and core values. This book reexamines management through the lens of libraries themselves, rather than relying on strategies borrowed from the business world, in an attempt to bring to light the factors and decision-making processes behind how librarians have run their libraries over the past fifty decades. In other words, their decisions can be regarded as inherent management, born naturally from the core foundations, considerations, and operations of libraries. In addition, this book investigates the broad influences of business management theories on libraries, including a discussion on the advantages and disadvantages of their use.
Leadership is language : the hidden power of what you say -- and what you don't
Marquet, L. David, author
Leading from the library : help your school community thrive in the digital age
Miller, Shannon (Shannon McClintock), author.
Leading in a culture of change
Fullan, Michael, author
Good leadership is not innate. One must learn to lead by mastering five core competencies -- attending to moral purpose, understanding the change process, building relationships, sharing knowledge, and creating coherence in their organizations. The second edition of Leading in a Culture of Change, will contain new case examples of developing and applying the core concepts in practice. Readers will learn what success looks like and how to lead organizations to success using the core concepts.
Library leadership your way
Martin, Jason (Library administrator), author
"Author Jason Martin won't tell you how to be a leader. In fact, that's not the point of his book. Instead he'll give you a roadmap and the tools to find it out for yourself, guiding you to discover why you want to lead, how you can best lead, and what your own unique leadership practice looks like. Activities will both allow you to explore your leadership identity and develop your leadership practice. Signposted with prompts for self-reflection, workshop discussions, and mentoring conversations, this guide's topics cover core issues like: discovering why you want to lead; research findings on the five most desirable traits in library leaders; wrestling with the constraints of organizational culture; a tour of practical leadership models such as Theory Z, Situational Leadership, Transformational Leadership, and emotional intelligence; how to develop habits that will bolster your confidence through inevitable moments of doubt; cultivating a "people first, mission always" mentality; self-care for leaders; and living out your unique leadership vision through goal setting, self-evaluation, and other key steps. By following the activities in this book and using them to inform your leadership practice, you will add value to your leadership and to your library. As Martin demonstrates, it all starts with asking yourself, "What can I do today to make myself a better leader?""--provided by publisher.
The practice of adaptive leadership : tools and tactics for changing your organization and the world
Heifetz, Ronald A. (Ronald Abadian), 1951- author.
Project management in libraries : on time, on budget, on target
Searcy, Carly Wiggins, author.
"A recent study showed that only 53 percent of projects come in on budget and only 49 percent on schedule. What does it take to be a finisher? If you're looking for Project Management Institute certification, you best memorize the 47 processes. Project management, thankfully, doesn't have to be so complicated. Mastering basic skills around initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, and closing will deliver a big payoff in results. Author Carly Searcy, herself a certified Project Management Professional well as a librarian, instead guides you in applying project management principles in a library-project context. You'll get quick tips on: Checklist for running effective meetings Treating people fairly while openly sharing information Keeping it simpleby choosing the software program that fits your needs. How to write a project charter The agile concept of self-organizing teams. Identifying risks and planning for the downside Managing scope creep Checklist for the oft-overlooked step of closing the project"-- Provided by publisher.
The purpose-based library : finding your path to survival, success, and growth
Huber, John J., 1958- author
Running a school library media center : a how-to-do-it manual for librarians
Stein, Barbara L.
The safe library : keeping users, staff, and collections secure
Albrecht, Steve, 1963- author.
"This book provides advice and support to help library employees best deal with sexually harassing patrons, unruly groups of students, gang members, thieves, Internet hogs, and others who can disrupt the safe library environment"-- Provided by publisher.
The six-step guide to library worker engagement
Norlin, Elaina, author.
"The book provides advice on how to enhance employee engagement and improve workplace culture"-- Provided by publisher.
Strategic planning and management for library managers
Matthews, Joseph R.
Training library staff and volunteers to provide extraordinary customer service
Todaro, Julie, 1950-