Posted by: bluesyemre | January 14, 2013

Managing in the middle – ALA Guides for the busy librarians edited by Robert Farrell and Kenneth Schlesinger

Fully a third of all library supervisors are “managing in the middle:” reporting to top-level managers while managing teams of peers or paraprofessional staff in some capacity. This practical handbook is here to assist middle managers navigate their way through the challenges of multitasking and continual gear-shifting. The broad range of contributors from academic and public libraries in this volume help librarians face personal and professional challenges by

  • Linking theoretical ideas about mid-level management to real-world situations
  • Presenting ways to sharpen crucial skills such as communication, productivity, delegation, and performance management
  • Offering specific advice on everything from supervision to surviving layoffs

Being a middle manager can be a difficult job, but the range of perspectives in this book offer strategies and tips to make it easier.

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