M. Leslie Madden is the Instruction Coordinator for the University Library at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, where she has been employed since December 2005. Prior to this appointment, she served as the Humanities Librarian at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia for eight years. She has an M.A. in English literature from Virginia Commonwealth University, and an M.S.L.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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- About the Authors
Now you’re a manager. Maybe you sought the position and interviewed for it, or maybe you were appointed to fill a need. Perhaps your long-term goal is upper-level library management, or maybe you’re happy where you are and aren’t sure how you’d like your career to progress. Whatever the case, this guide will provide you with quick, easy-to-implement tips and strategies for tackling the most common issues encountered by mid-level managers in an academic library.
With ten chapters covering everything from building teams to creating a respectful workplace to managing university politics, Now You’re a Manager provides lists, exercises, and techniques for assembling and managing an effective, happy team.
Many of us were never taught how to be managers before we began managing. This book is designed to meet the specific needs of new mid-level managers in academic libraries, and can be used for individual use and group discussion, and by librarians and paraprofessionals who manage teams and departments.
Chapter 1. Managing and Building Departments and Teams
Chapter 2. Managing Diverse Departments
Chapter 3. Creating a Respectful Workplace and Dealing with Problem Employees
Chapter 4. Professional Development and Training
Chapter 5. Mentoring and Coaching
Chapter 6. Conducting Effective Meetings
Chapter 7. Managing Between Library Administration and Your Employees
Chapter 8. Managing Library and University Politics and Bureaucracy
Chapter 9. Managing Change
Chapter 10. Managing as a Team