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Build a Great Team: One Year to Success
Catherine Hakala-Ausperk
Item Number: 978-0-8389-1170-9
 
Publisher: ALA Editions
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304 pages
8.5" x 11"
Softcover
ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-1170-9
Year Published: 2013
AP Categories: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, Z

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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.
Table of Contents

PREFACE
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
INTRODUCTION

MONTH ONE:
Welcome to Your Team!

WEEK ONE JAMES MICHENER
WEEK TWO GRAVEYARD STEW
WEEK THREE THE SETTING
WEEK FOUR THE ARCHITECT

MONTH TWO:
 Recruiting

WEEK ONE GAPS
WEEK TWO THROWING THE NET
WEEK THREE THE HIRING TEAM
WEEK FOUR THE RIGHT FOOT

MONTH THREE:
 Narrowing

WEEK ONE FIRST IMPRESSIONS
WEEK TWO A BOOK BY ITS COVER
WEEK THREE FLAGS
WEEK FOUR SETTING THE STAGE

MONTH FOUR:
 Interviewing

WEEK ONE ANSWERS
WEEK TWO QUESTIONS
WEEK THREE THE BIG DAY
WEEK FOUR DECISION TIME

MONTH FIVE:
 Blending

WEEK ONE THE INVITATION
WEEK TWO WELCOME MAT
WEEK THREE CLARITY
WEEK FOUR WORKING WITH A NET

MONTH SIX :
Foundations

WEEK ONE “EVERYTHING” 101
WEEK TWO THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE
WEEK THREE CATCHPHRASES
WEEK FOUR PYTHONS AND HIPPOS (OR THE BELL CURVE)

MONTH SEVEN :
Communication and Growth

WEEK ONE WATER AND LIGHT BULBS
WEEK TWO EN MASSE
WEEK THREE POWER OF THE PEN
WEEK FOUR UNSPOKEN

MONTH EIGHT: 
 Resolutions

WEEK ONE DEFINING ISSUES
WEEK TWO COACHING OPTIONS
WEEK THREE POSITIVE DISCIPLINE
WEEK FOUR THE FINAL CONSEQUENCES (DEALING WITH FIRING)

MONTH NINE:
Actions

WEEK ONE MAKING DECISIONS
WEEK TWO UNDERSTANDING VIEWPOINTS
WEEK THREE DE-MYSTIFYING DELEGATION
WEEK FOUR BUILDING CONFIDENCE

MONTH TEN :
Planning and Strategy

WEEK ONE YOUR DEFINING PURPOSE
WEEK TWO PAINLESS PLANNING
WEEK THREE TEAM PLANNING
WEEK FOUR STRATEGIC CAREERS

MONTH ELEVEN:
Team Environment

WEEK ONE WINNING CULTURE
WEEK TWO VALUING VALUES
WEEK THREE LANGUAGE, LEGENDS, MYTHS, AND REALITY
WEEK FOUR HOME SWEET HOME (ENVIRONMENT AND SYMBOLS)

MONTH TWELVE :
Intentional Success

WEEK ONE BE A NEW LEADER, EVEN IF YOU’RE NOT
WEEK TWO THIS TIME, NEXT YEAR (SETTING LONG-TERM GOALS)
WEEK THREE WHAT ABOUT TOMORROW? (SETTING SHORT-TERM GOALS)
WEEK FOUR LEADING TEAMS

NOTES
INDEX

About the Author

Catherine Hakala-Ausperk is Executive Director of the Northeast Ohio Regional Library System. A frequent speaker at national and state conferences, staff days, and workshops, she has a passion for supporting, coaching, and developing successful library staff, including bosses. A 25-year public library veteran, she is also an adjunct faculty member of Kent State University’s School of Library and Information Science and has been a guest editor and author for ALA-APA’s Library Worklife. Hakala-Ausperk is a Certified Public Library Administrator (CPLA).
Reviews

"In a welcome addition to the growing, must-read Busy Librarian series, this concise book begins with a look at team building from a historical perspective and moves at a brisk pace, providing weekly and monthly guidance and support to carry team leaders confidently through their first year ... This is another helpful and well-written workbook that would make a fine addition to any librarian’s professional collection of career-building tools. Recommended for library managers and managers-to-be, this is a great source for what they didn’t teach you in library school.”
— Booklist

"A useful, flexible manual that would help any library team leader … Open communication, planning time, list-making, hiring practices—all this and much more are thoroughly covered. What makes this book stand out is that it is written in a conversational manner and divided into easy-to-digest bits. It can be used effectively once a week, or taken in all at once. "
— VOYA

"This book is well-organized and the author’s writing is clear and concise. A robust notes section and index are provided. It is an excellent addition to the library management literature. Its thoughtful analyses of supervisory challenges would be helpful for any practicing librarian in a leadership or supervisory position."
— Catholic Library World
 
 

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