Jeanne Goodrich is a consultant and trainer specializing in public library planning, job analysis, and data collection and analysis. Former Deputy Director of the Multnomah County Library in Portland, Oregon, she has more than thirty years of experience in public library management, directing medium-sized libraries and serving as deputy director for library development at a state library agency. Goodrich received her master's degree in library science from the University of Oregon.
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"Use human resource management functions and techniques to accomplish your library's goals and objectives in order to provide your community with the library services it wants and needs."
--Jeanne Goodrich and Paula Singer, from the Introduction
Expanding on the highly effective PLA Results Series, Goodrich and Singer offer PLA colleagues a strategic approach to the human resources (HR) function in the library. The book focuses on a variety of possible projects and how to staff them, allowing each library to decide where and how to focus their attention. It includes everything needed to deploy HR strategically in the library and:
Packed with practical tools, this hands-on guide includes a familiar case study that illustrates how the information can be applied, along with twelve workforms to help you collect and organize the data you need to make informed HR decisions. Using this project-based approach, library directors, administrators and human resource managers can identify and motivate the right team members to achieve the library's goals and service priorities as identified in the planning process.
1. Strategic Human Resources
2. Create Alignment
3. Describe the Job
4. The Right Person for the Right Job
5. Create a High-Performance Workforce
6. High-impact Retention: Retaining the Best and Brightest
Position Description Questionnaire
Job Description Template
Developing Interview Questions
Reference Check Form
Individual Performance Plan
Performance Evaluation Tool
New Employee Orientation
Exist Interview Questionnaire
"Shows library managers how to use various HR functions to support goals and service priorities." --Book News