9781591581178

Transitioning From Librarian To Middle Manager

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  • ISBN13:

    9781591581178

  • ISBN10:

    1591581176

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-10-30
  • Publisher: Libraries Unltd Inc

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Summary

Through her unique perspective the author provides insight into the many different areas of expertise that are required in a good manager. These include how to handle cliques, how to handle the perceived or real excellence of the previous manager, how to handle difficult subordinates, and many others. The aspiring manager, or one recently promoted to management, will benefit from the sage advice offered for these and many other situations that arise from the new responsibilities of being a manager. Consider, for example, the need to establish and maintain good relationships with those above one's position and also those in positions parallel to one's own. Accomplishing this end requires recognizing that the need is there, giving careful thought to how it is to be accomplished, and then monitoring results. This book provides the recognition and the processes for success.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction xi
Roles of the Middle Manager
1(18)
Planner
1(3)
Implementer
4(2)
Assessor
6(1)
Leader
6(2)
Mediator and Counselor
8(3)
Mediation Expectations
9(1)
Counseling Expectations
10(1)
Lone Ranger
11(8)
Your Time Is No Longer Your Own
19(14)
Meetings and More Meetings
19(4)
Engaged Participation
20(2)
Effective Leadership
22(1)
New Teams and Special Projects
23(1)
Data Requests and Crises
24(2)
Open-Door Accessibility
26(7)
Communicating as a Manager
33(16)
The Myth of Power
34(1)
Engaging Other Managers
35(2)
Living in a Glass House
37(1)
Seeking Administrative Interventions
38(2)
Communicating the Administrative Message
40(9)
Understanding Department Makeup
49(18)
Staff Role Conflicts
50(3)
Librarians and Support Staff
50(2)
Technical Systems Staff Challenges
52(1)
Building the Bridges
53(4)
Librarian and Support Staff Resolution
53(1)
Collaborating with Technical Systems Staff
54(3)
Generation Gaps
57(10)
Dealing with Budgets
67(16)
Understanding the Basics
67(1)
Figuring Out ``Your'' Funds
68(1)
Buying Stuff
69(1)
Managing Student Worker Wages
70(2)
Other Key Budget Concepts
72(3)
Organizational Culture
75(8)
Learning the Legal Basics
83(20)
Basic Position Descriptions
84(2)
Filling a Vacant Position
86(3)
Daily Staff Management
89(4)
Time Sheets
89(1)
Health Issues
90(3)
Privacy
93(10)
Exploring Your Inheritance
103(16)
Predecessor Residue
103(3)
Recognizing the Cliques
106(3)
Discovering Questionable Practices
109(2)
Relationship Development . . . One Level Up
111(8)
Being a Change Agent
119(14)
How It Starts
119(1)
Going Public
120(2)
Making Progress
122(1)
Stay Flexible
123(2)
Goals and Triumphs
125(8)
Crisis Management
133(16)
Managers Get Called First
134(2)
Categorizing the Crisis
134(1)
Decision Making
135(1)
Leadership Means Going the Extra Mile
136(2)
Post-Event Recovery
138(1)
Losing an Employee
139(2)
External Crises
141(8)
Evaluating Employee Performance
149(18)
Adapting to the Culture
149(2)
Appraisal Tools
151(1)
Preparing the Evaluation Document
152(2)
Privacy
154(1)
Discussing the Evaluation
155(2)
The Manager's Self Evaluation
157(10)
Dealing with Performance Problems
167(16)
Understanding the Situation
167(2)
Finding a Solution
169(2)
Preparing for Failure
171(12)
Answering the Questions
172(1)
Protecting Yourself
173(10)
Motivation and Balance
183(14)
Why Become a Manager?
184(1)
Maintaining Balance
185(12)
Setting Reasonable Expectations
186(1)
Nurturing Outside Interests
186(1)
Addressing Collegial Relationships
187(2)
Sectioning Off Problems
189(8)
Annotated Bibliography 197(12)
Index 209

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