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Be a Great Boss (Ala Guides for the Busy Librarian)
Moving into a library management position can feel like a daunting and solitary pursuit. Graduate school courses in management are expensive and often hard to find, and even having a mentor at hand is no guarantee of a successful transition. To help library managers improve their skills and acumen, renowned speaker and trainer Hakala-Ausperk presents a handy self-study guide to the dynamic role of being a boss. Organized in 52 modules, designed to cover a year of weekly sessions but easily adaptable for any pace, this workbook
- Covers major management topics such as success with stakeholders, staffing, customer service, planning, funding, leadership, and more
- Offers an inexpensive alternative to seminars and classroom instruction
- Requires an investment of as little as an hour per week, and is completely self-paced
- Includes challenging questions and exercises, and a Web-based template to record learning progress
Hakala-Ausperk, Catherine. Be a Great Boss. Chicago, ALA Editions, 2011. 252pp.