LLAMA webinar helps you find the best talent for your library
For Immediate Release
LLAMA Program Officer, Continuing Education
Library Leadership and Management Association
American Library Association
Like most organizations, a library is only as good as the people who work there. For library supervisors and managers the ability to select and support the right staff is among their most important skills. But, all too frequently it can be a supervisor’s greatest weakness. How can you make sure you are hiring the best people?
The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Managing the Talent: A Holistic Look at Personnel Management,” on Wed., August 15, at 1:30 – 3:00 pm (Central time). This webinar will show you how to identify talent, find the right fit, bring people on board, and identify and grow their strengths in order to keep them engaged, thriving, and focused on the future.
This webinar addresses three of LLAMA’s 14 foundational leadership competencies: communication skills, team building (personnel), and conflict resolution (personnel).
James LaRue, Director, Office for Intellectual Freedom, and Freedom to Read Foundation, American Library Association, Chicago, Illinois;
Sharon Morris, Director of Library Development and Interim Assistant Commissioner, Colorado State Library, Denver, Colorado
Who should attend: anyone in a supervisory role
Attendees will gain:
- An understanding of the key skills of effective library workers
- Tips for identifying these skills during the interview
- The importance of, and some approaches to, onboarding new staff
- How to diagnose and coach underperforming staff
- How to have a respectful but firm talk about a problem