Human Resources & Staff Development
Think about the greatest bosses you’ve ever known. Hard to believe, but they all started as uncertain, unpolished new supervisors at some point. While it takes a certain type of person to become a great boss, it also takes something else along the way—help. Trust, support, mentoring, training, patience, and modeling are just some of the things new supervisors need to become successful. This two-part webinar series will outline just how to find that help and use it to achieve growth. Part I will examine the basics of leadership and how it differs from task excellence.
This session highlights a variety of micro-practices that occur when we are deliberate about making diversity a priority within our libraries.
This webinar will present best practices, including the business literature, on how to bring the right people on board. It will also cover how to develop internal talent through succession planning.
On-demand webinars are archived recordings of previous PLA webinars available 24/7 for viewing at your convenience.
This session provides advice for working with human resources, including crafting the job description and exploring infrastructure support; working through the recruitment process, including outreach to multicultural groups; and developing institutional and organizational support, such as scholarships, training, mentoring.
Accidental technology trainers find themselves unexpectedly responsible for technology training—in labs, classrooms, or one-on-one with users or staff. Every library is providing some kind of technology training these days. Even if you are just answering questions “on-the-fly,” an organized approach will result in better service and save time and money.
This session discusses the possibilities for a Diversity Committee's impact, from gaining buy-in from the organization leadership, to forming the committee, establishing mission statements and goals, introducing the committee, its mission and goals to the organizational community, and on to planning programs and activities.
This presentation helps diversity advocates utilize the available literature and research to explain why diversity is important for libraries and how it can be an asset for organizational improvement.
The session helps clarify what is meant by diversity, how it is a strategic advantage, and how many different people can contribute to diversity in the workplace.