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Many people in libraries hold middle management positions, and it can be a tough spot to be in. Often they are a go-between bridging administration and library staff who complete the daily work that keeps the library running. Middle managers are pulled between day-to-day operations and administrative responsibilities, not situated clearly in one space or the other. They need to support those who report to them, often fielding their complaints, concerns, and emotions, but may be limited in the amount of power they actually have to address those concerns or affect change. This is a position for which many librarians are not adequately trained or prepared, and once in a middle management position the amount of support they receive can vary widely. In this webinar, the presenter will discuss some of the major challenges associated with this role, as well as the opportunities, and strategies for improving communication, employing emotional agility, maintaining job satisfaction, and avoiding burnout.
At the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:
- Articulate the unique challenges faced by library middle managers.
- Understand the concept of emotional agility and how to employ it from the middle.
- Take practical steps to maintain job satisfaction and avoid burnout in a middle management role.
Who Should Attend
The primary audience for this webinar is people in middle management positions in libraries who are confronting challenges with this position and seeking strategies to improve communication, operate efficiently within hierarchies, and prevent burnout.
Amanda Scull is the Head of Education and Information Services at Dartmouth College Biomedical Libraries. She received her MLIS from Syracuse University in 2012, and has held a variety of library positions before her current managerial position at Dartmouth. Amanda has published and presented frequently on collection management, instruction, and staff development.
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