Libraries need the “next” workforce to transform and innovate. Organizations can use talent management to recruit, retain, and develop the future staff they need. Let’s examine performance elements of talent management to learn its applications for re-envisioning the skills and competencies needed among the technical services workforce.
This e-Forum will allow participants to share experiences, discuss policy options, and explore strategies for effective gifts management.
Librarians who support business and adjacent disciplines are invited to learn about the newly minted Business Research Competencies (BRC). The BRC were recently approved by BRASS and RUSA Executive Boards, and they were endorsed by the Business and Finance Division of the Special Libraries Association (SLA B&F).
People who visit the library infrequently—or those who don’t visit at all—present a special challenge to public library staff. It’s hard to identify why they don’t use the library, because they typically ignore surveys or focus groups. And without knowing what their needs are, it’s difficult to know what services and programs will attract them. Don’t give up! This on-demand webinar offers some basic techniques that can be used to gain insights about non-users and help you draw them into the library.
Are you a new library manager? Feeling overwhelmed, lost, or like you need some support? This webinar will explore tips for new managers transitioning into their role and address some of the challenges they face, as well as offer practical advice for overcoming common hurdles in the first 90 days.
Every good organization has a strategic plan. However, the success of that plan is highly dependent on your organization’s culture. A strong culture motivates employees to work harder, find ways past obstacles, and treat each other with respect. Presenter, Douglas Crane will share how the Palm Beach County Library System is using these strategies towards the goal of being the best place their employees ever worked.
Join us as we discuss training library personnel, both new to the library and existing staff taking on a new role.
This webinar will present strategies used on several campuses during COVID-19 to manage risk in the face of uncertainty – on campuses that have reopened their libraries. The presenters will discuss the resources referenced, experts engaged, processes undertaken both external and internal to the library to support the decision to reopen, preparations to reopen and staying open.
This e-Forum addresses best practices in training as they relate to hard and soft skills for technical services staff. Topics include assessing needs, ensuring that staff apply what they learn, evaluating effectiveness, and overcoming obstacles specific to technical services.
In this session, presenters will describe how pandemic-related mandates have set the University of Oregon Libraries on the road to transformational change, laying the groundwork for a new organization to emerge. Participants will be able to join the conversation and share how their libraries have overcome challenges, and grown during the pandemic period.