Management 101 is a series of progressively related classes dealing with key areas of library management. Register for one or all. All classes held at Tower Road Library in Gainesville from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Leadership - Friday, June 26 - 3 seats left
What is Leadership? And how is it different from management? This class examines leadership and leadership styles, the uses of power, leadership theory, and real-life applications. It also covers the "politics" of libraries and the importance of good communication skills and customer service.
Resource Allocation - Friday, July 24
One key to effective management is developing a thorough understanding of the resources one has to draw on. This class will cover basics of budgeting and funding streams; understanding, collecting and using statistical information; working with boards, friends, and other partners; marketing and promotions; and keys to basic time management. Each topic will be presented in a broad overview with key issues and questions highlighted. Participants will be given the opportunity to consider the implications of each area in their own library setting.
Human Resources - Friday, August 21
Your staff is your greatest investment. So, how can libraries attract and retain quality staff in the current financial climate? This class will examine best practices in recruitment and hiring, staff development and training, and "growing" and supervising a diverse staff.
Implementation Issues - Friday, September 18
What are the key issues facing libraries today? What makes managing a library different from managing a for-profit business? This final class in the Management 101 series covers a broad range of issues: the impact of technology on libraries, policies and procedures, models for project management, developing teams, censorship and intellectual freedom. Each topic will be presented in a broad overview with key points and considerations highlighted. Participants will be encouraged to discuss the implications of each area in their own library setting.
See all NEFLIN classes at http://www.neflin.org