Managing in the Middle

Managing in the Middle

Edited by Robert Farrell and Kenneth Schlesinger

Fully a third of all library supervisors are “managing in the middle:” reporting to top-level managers while managing teams of peers or paraprofessional staff in some capacity. This practical handbook is here to assist middle managers navigate their way through the challenges of multitasking and continual gear-shifting. The broad range of contributors from academic and public libraries in this volume help librarians face personal and professional challenges.

Articles include:

  • "The Self-Determined Middle Manager" Kristine Condic
  • "Developing Leaders" Debbie Schachter
  • "Being an Entrepreneurial Leader" Jennifer Rowley
  • Manaing Change: A Reading Guide for Today's Middle Manager" Keith Phelan Gorman and Joe M. Williams