The accidental library manager / Rachel Singer Gordon.

"In The Accidental Library Manager, author Rachel Singer Gordon provides support and background for new managers, aspiring managers, and those who find themselves in unexpected management roles. Gordon fills in the gaps left by brief and overly theoretical library school coursework, showing lib...

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Main Author: Gordon, Rachel Singer.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Medford, N.J. : Information Today, 2005.
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Table of Contents:
  • Becoming a Library Manager
  • Library Skills and Managerial Challenges
  • Sidebar: Rachel's Laws of Library Management
  • Making That Transition
  • What a Library Manager Does
  • Women in Management
  • Nonlibrarians as Library Managers
  • Paraprofessional Managers
  • Volunteer Managers
  • Nonlibrarians (New to Libraries)
  • Managing Yourself
  • Charting a Management Path
  • Sidebar: Some Suggested Sources for Reading on Management Issues
  • Levels of Management
  • Directors
  • Sidebar: Interview with Meredith Goins
  • Assistant Directors
  • Department Heads
  • Supervisors
  • Co-Managers
  • Sidebar: Interview with Valerie Viers
  • One Person Library (OPL) Managers
  • Sidebar: Interview with Judith Siess
  • Project Managers
  • Other Managers
  • Differing Institutions
  • Managing People: Personnel Issues
  • Hiring
  • Interviewing
  • Coordinating and Scheduling
  • Reviewing
  • Promoting
  • Reprimanding ... and Firing
  • Professional Development
  • Core Competencies
  • Training
  • Mentoring
  • Managing People: Managing Different Groups
  • Diversity Issues
  • Managing Across Generations
  • Managing Diversity
  • Managing Different Groups
  • Managing Professionals
  • Managing Paraprofessionals
  • Managing Students, Volunteers, Temps, Contractors and Interns
  • Managing Mixed Groups
  • Managing Customers
  • Managing People: Communication and Leadership
  • Communication
  • Technology
  • Meetings
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Building Relationships
  • Leadership
  • Delegation
  • Motivation
  • Goal Setting
  • Coaching.