Managing Children's Services: Supervising the Youth Services Department

What does supervising mean anyway? Learn how to set goals, mentor staff, document information, and manage the performance of others in this introductory webinar to the ins and outs of supervising staff.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:
  • learn how to set goals
  • learn the difference between mentoring and micro-managing learn how to correctly document information understand policies and procedures related to supervision learn how to manage performance of others

Who Should Attend

children's librarians in public libraries with little management experience, new to a role with managerial responsibilities, or aspiring to a promotion; middle management, librarians who supervise children's librarians, though they themselves are not children's/youth services specialists; and upper management, librarians who supervise children's services managers/supervisor


Kelsey Johnson-Kaiser, Youth Services Librarian, La Crosse Public Library; Lisa Kropp, Assistant Director, Lindenhurst Memorial Library; Madeline Walton-Hadlock, Early Education Manager/Senior Librarian, San José Public Library



ALSC is offering this webinar free of charge.

How to Register

View Supervising the Youth Services Department.

Tech Requirements

computer, internet access


Kristen Figliulo
ALSC Program Officer for Continuing Education
(800) 545-2433 ext. 4026