H.W. Wilson Library Staff Development Grant
Ohio Library Support Staff Institute (OLSSI)
With this grant, the Ohio Library Support Institute plans to provide attendees interested in library supervision with some basic skills they will need to motivate employees, evaluate performance, navigate the implementation of library policies and determine their own best management style. Good supervisors make it easier for staff to serve patrons better. The goal of these sessions is to assist the library support staff develop good supervisory skills that will benefit their libraries and their own careers. All attendees will be given the opportunity to attend the supervisory track, but especially the five (5) library support staff who apply for a $275 scholarship with the supervisory track in mind. The sessions will be evaluated by the attendees and in this case there will be follow-up with participants to see how many have taken on supervisory responsibilities in the year following the institute and/or how many have applied for a supervisory position. Based upon the results OLSSI will determine if the track should continue.