Human Resources & Staff Development

Program coordinators, department heads, and other supervisors are the leadership of public libraries on the front lines, but they don't always have a seat at the table when administrators talk about change within the library. Hear from public librarians representing libraries of varying sizes, geographic regions, and diverse populations who have affected change from their positions in middle management through effective communications, advocacy, and storytelling.
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Hiring new staff is one of the most important decisions you make as a manager. Learn strategies to find and recruit the best candidates for your positions. Discover how flexibility in the hiring process can encourage diverse candidates. 
How do we move from a scattershot evaluation process which nearly everyone dreads to one that effectively resolves issues and motivates employees to stretch with full managerial support? The Toledo-Lucas County (Ohio) Public Library has developed a hybrid evaluation process that achieves these goals yet remains flexible enough to work for all employees. Most people dread evaluations; this library has worked hard to make them inspirational and effective. Hear their story and see what they’ve developed. — PREVIEW AVAILABLE
"Enhancing Your Organization with Short-Term Staff"
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This “How to Get a Federal Library Job" panel will discuss the different paths to employment as a federal or military librarian, and provide practical tools for navigating these paths. We will discuss the USAJOBS website, the mysteries of the federal resume format, how to navigate the federal hiring process, and the differences among federal agencies in terms of hiring and operations.
This webinar will highlight the system and methodology used by Northwestern University Library to understand its organizational culture and the specific impacts of a recent restructuring, and will show how it can be done on a smaller scale. It will also cover what was learned and how that has been applied to improve communication, build better teams, and develop a more supportive culture. This webinar addresses change management, one of LLAMA's Foundational Leadership Competencies.
Do you or someone you know, work with, or manage, have a persistent fear of being exposed as a fraud at work? It may be a case of imposter syndrome. This form of Intellectual self-doubt is a common psychological pattern in which people doubt their accomplishments and have an ongoing, often internalized fear of being found out. It can sometimes lead to difficulty excelling in in an area of interest, even with strong professional and personal support. The good news is there are simple things you can learn to do to tackle impostor syndrome.
This webinar will explore the meanings of community engagement, and will discuss what it takes to build productive relationships that are as valuable as the effort we put into them. We’ll discuss how to seek out strategic relationships that align with organizational priorities and provide a model to determine whether you are in the right relationships. This webinar addresses four of LLAMA's Foundational Leadership Competencies: Communication Skills, Collaboration and Partnerships, Leadership, and Management and Organization
This webinar provides multiple strategies for incorporating emotional intelligence into a library culture and describes the impacts, both positive and unintended, that this can have on the organization. This webinar addresses two of LLAMA's Foundational Leadership Competencies: emotional intelligence and team building.
Join the Directors of St. Louis County Library and St. Louis Public Library as they discuss public relations challenges they have weathered over the past few years and the techniques they employ to respond. This webinar will address several of LLAMA's foundational leadership competencies including: Communication skills, marketing and advocacy