Monday, May 13, 2013

Build a Great Team. ALA Guides for the Busy Librarian

Hakala-Ausperk, Catherine.  Build a Great Team. ALA Guides for the Busy Librarian.  Chicago: ALA, 2013.  023.9 HakalB.   ISBN 978-0838911709

With library staffing levels and services cut to the bone, creating a team that communicates well and functions smoothly is more important than ever. Building on the model of her bestselling book Be A Great Boss, Hakala-Ausperk presents a handy self-guided tool to the dynamic role of team-building. Organized in 52 modules, designed to cover a year of weekly sessions but easily adaptable for any pace, this workbook will show you how to

  •   Manage staff across different age groups and skill sets
  •  Improve communication between team members
  • Mentor other staff members
  • Keep your team organized in a culture of change

 Suitable for all levels of management, from first-line supervisors to library directors, this book lays out a clear path to learning the essentials of building and maintaining a first-rate team.