Practical and Applied Management Committee

Community of Practice: Management & Leadership

Charge: To explore the practical and applied management challenges that are relevant to special, school, public, or academic libraries. To develop and share evidence-based practices that improve management planning and daily supervisory skills.

Roster

Kerry Ward (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2022)

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Our Work

Deliverables:

  • Facilitate discussion group at Midwinter
  • Propose yearly webinar or presentation at Annual
  • Host monthly phone conversation of supervisory challenges with broader membership or interested members

Expected Time Commitment:

  • Hour-long monthly meetings
  • Additional 10-20 hours during the year to plan annual program/webinar, discussion group topic, and monthly supervisory chat
  • Members can have two unexcused absences from meetings and remain in good standing on the committee

Desired skills, knowledge, and experience:

  • Organizational skills
  • Research skills
  • Some program planning experience preferred, but not required

Staff Contact and roles:

  • Kerry Ward, kward@ala.org, 800-5454-2433, ext. 5036. Overall management, committee charges/appointments, budget requests, etc.
  • Fred Reuland, freuland@ala.org, 800-545-2433, ext. 5032. Webinar production, program planning and scheduling, conference support, etc.

Resources available:

  • Virtual meeting support
  • Connection with New Professionals, Leadership Theory Committee (formerly Organizational Theory and Practice) and Assessment Community of Practice
  • Cmt senior chair, junior chair, secretary, program director