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#MLTW2017 — Library Leadership Panel – Moderated by Gail Nicula, Old Dominion University

Library Leadership Panel – Moderated by Gail Nicula, Old Dominion University

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Question – Get new employees information about the military?
    • Ask during job interviews
    • Marine Corps acculturation class
    • mentoring
    • rank structure and traditions
    • cheat sheet for correct response to ranks
    • DoD Dictionary of Military Terms
  • Question: Where does library fit into your organization?  Ed Burgess (Retired from CARL – Army)
    • Under Chief of Staff of the college and then under academic dean.
    • IT extremely important.  Build a strong relationship.
    • Cookies help. Food works.
    • Leadership cares about results, not the process.  Feedback from users important
    • Need contact with the upper echelons.
    • Need to inform staff of your vision.
    • No library jargon.
  •  Question: How easy or difficult to advance in the field?  Amy
    • Easiest in early career.  When you have a chance, move.
    • Keep a broad range of skills and experience.
    • Try not to be limited geographically.
  • Question: Traits for promotion or hire?
    • It depends.
    • Technician — people skills most important – customer service skills, interest in the job
    • Librarian  —  a combination of library skills and people skills.
    • Match the person to the job.
    • Problem-solving skills.
    • Expect systems librarians to do reference but not the reverse.
  • Amy & Carol: How do you handle poor performance?
    • Amy –
      1. Good relationships with HR.  Ask HR.
      2. Make the employee an asset to the library.
      3. Get the employee to take ownership of poor performance.  What do tehy think they need to do.
      4. Document everything. put the employee on notice.
    • Carol –
      1. performance and conduct must be dealt with separately.
      2. Help the employee improve.
      3. Must document everything.  Need regulation or written guidance from the organization.
      4. Firing employees –
        • must have support from first line supervisor.
        • document everything.
        • need to know and follow timelines and procedures.
        • Document what happened – facts, not opinions.
        • Attendance problems — keep a calendar.
        • can be Time consuming.
        • Always unpleasant to fire someone.
    • Question: Differing opinion between you and supervisor
      • Keep statistics —  hours open
      • IT — set up a liaison relationship. Take the anxiety of the relationship.
      • Information  provided to senior leadership:  factual, bullet points, proper paperwork
      • Pick your battles.
      • Document the positive.
    • Switching services
      • Learn the culture.
      • Learn the language.
      • Interservice protocols.
    • Contract Employee –
      • No contractors in government academic libraries.
      • Easy to move from contractor to civil service.

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Exceeding our Patrons’ Expectations: The Engagement-Centered Library – Registration. Register by September 28, 2016.

Shared from SLA Connect:

http://sandiego.sla.org/2016/08/exceeding-our-patrons-expectations-the-engagement-centered-library/

Register to join us for a rewarding day of learning at the San Diego Chapter of the Special Libraries Association’s annual professional development seminar.

Friday, September 30, 2016 at 1936 Quivira Way, Marina Village Conference Center,  San Diego, California

This year’s Seminar will focus on how librarians coordinate the libraries’ user experience and engagement efforts, for both the online and physical library environments.  This full day of presentations and discussions will  share knowledge and insights about the tools, methods, and skills that help us learn more about ways to contribute to best practices in library user engagement.

Create extraordinary experiences.   Inspire curiosity.  Promote collaboration.  Transform learning and research.

WITH

Innovative practices.  User-focused strategies.   Strategic partnerships.

TO

Cultivate personal, academic and organizational success.

Register by September 28, 2016:

Registration includes breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks!  Please email SLA.SD.FallSeminar@gmail.com with any dietary restrictions or preferences, including vegetarian and gluten-free.

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“What Does It Mean to be a DAM [Digital Asset Management] Champ?” Laura Fu

Shared from SLA Connect:

I often have people ask what I do. Other librarians seem especially interested in digital asset management (DAM) and how they could transition into a DAM role. The term “DAM Champ” is used often and describes someone at a company or office who has the potential to lead that company or office to the next level. It often is a librarian or information professional.

I had so many questions on what a DAM Champ was and how to become one, that I wrote a short blog  http://info.brandobility.com/blog/could-you-be-a-dam-champ-for-digital-asset-management  about it. Please let me know if anyone has questions or would like to chat further about DAM librarianship!


Laura Fu
Digital Asset Manager
Brandobility

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