Library Services

When, What and Why to Delegate to Your Employees

Time is your most precious commodity. No matter how hard you try, you can’t do everything by yourself. Many directors, supervisors, and branch managers avoid delegating responsibilities and the reasons for this vary. Some may be uncomfortable or simply not used to delegating. Others live by the words “If you want something done right, do it yourself.” Where do you fall in this spectrum?

Whatever your feelings, as a manager or supervisor you need to realize that you are better at what you do with the help of others. To do this, you must learn how to delegate efficiently and responsibly.

Participants will learn and begin to master:

• Understanding what and what not to delegate
• Choosing the appropriate employee(s) to delegate to
• Overcoming common delegation pitfalls that will stop you from “delegating it right”

Enhanced SERLS member cost: $0.00
All other libraries : $15.00

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 14:00 to 15:00

Generational Harmony: Teaching, Training and Interacting

Generational Harmony: Teaching, Training and Interacting

Millennials are lazy, Baby Boomers only care about themselves, and
Generation Xers are overworked – right? At least that’s what the media leads us to believe. Now more than ever, it’s important for library staff to understand the real differences between the generations and why they

In this webinar, the presenters will remove the mystique from the concept of generations in the workplace and give you practical tips for understanding people of any generation.

Participants will:

• Identify the four generations currently in the workplace, as well as the upcoming generation

• Understand the features of each generation and what they mean

• Discover the unique ways the generations learn

• Explore how the generations relate to each other in the workplace

Enhanced Members of SERLS: $0.00
All other libraries: $15.00

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 10:30 to 11:30

Library Workplace Empowerment:Creating a Culture of Accountability

Library Workplace Empowerment
Creating a Culture of Accountability
A highly functioning library is one that has motivated staff, full of self-starters and problem solvers. Individual accountability leads to a more productive workplace where both patrons and staff flourish, but how do you get there? Join Kathy for this program and get the tools you need to foster a culture of accountability within your library staff.
This thought provoking webinar will cover:
• How to encourage and reward staff accountability
• Addressing moral busters in the workplace
• Setting the appropriate tone for staff
• Thinking outside the box, or within the box
• Rising to the occasion, tools of the trade
• Worse case scenarios and workplace recovery

Enhanced SERLS member cost: $0.00
All other libraries : $15.00

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 10:30 to 11:30