This book, first published in 1991, presents a variety of insightful perspectives on how proper human resources management strategies can provide library staff members at all levels with the skills needed for libraries of the future. The shift of the concept of management from control to development means that library administrators must adapt to a more inclusive definition of the human resources field. In addition to such administration activities as recruitment, wage and payroll management, and benefits, human resources management now encompasses all activities that promote greater job satisfaction and support the development of individuals within the context of the workplace. This valuable book examines some of the procedures that can help library managers identify the human resources in their organizations; design and implement programs, policies, and procedures to address these issues; and commit the necessary resources to support the full development of all library staff.
Table of Contents
1. Preparing Academic and Research Library Staff for the 1990s and Beyond Susan Jurow 2. Leadership Development and Organizational Maturity Patricia Iannuzzi 3. The Greening of Librarianship: Toward a Human Resource Development Ecology Duncan Smith 4. Perceptions of Library Leadership in a Time of Change Peter V. Deekle and Ann de Klerk 5. Library Assistants in the Year 2000 A. Ann Dykeman 6. Recognition of the Role of the Librarian: Position Classification at Yale Jack A. Siggins 7. The Rhetoric of Performance Management: A Training Problem and Two Solutions George Soete