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Human Resource Management in Today's Academic Library: Meeting Challenges and Creating Opportunities (Libraries Unlimited Library Management Collection,)

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"This book is highly recommended for those with an interest in human resource management in libraries. Although the book focuses on academic libraries, the insights provided could be useful to all types of libraries. The varying nature of the chapters in this book would be beneficial for those in administrative and human resource positions, for students learning about the profession, and for those working within the profession."-The Library Quarterly

"Human resources experts Janice Simmons-Welburn and Beth McNeil present a collection of essays examining library workplace issues."-American Libraries

"This is a book to refer to or study. For an Australian audience it raises interesting issues not commonly emphasised here, as well as more familiar topics. It is recommended for purchase for collections supporting study of human resource management in academic libraries."-The Australian Library Journal

?Human resources experts Janice Simmons-Welburn and Beth McNeil present a collection of essays examining library workplace issues.?-American Libraries

?This is a book to refer to or study. For an Australian audience it raises interesting issues not commonly emphasised here, as well as more familiar topics. It is recommended for purchase for collections supporting study of human resource management in academic libraries.?-The Australian Library Journal

?This book is highly recommended for those with an interest in human resource management in libraries. Although the book focuses on academic libraries, the insights provided could be useful to all types of libraries. The varying nature of the chapters in this book would be beneficial for those in administrative and human resource positions, for students learning about the profession, and for those working within the profession.?-The Library Quarterly

About the Author

JANICE SIMMONS-WELBURN is Director for Central Public Services and Facilities at the University of Iowa Libraries. She has 24 years of experience in librarianship including extensive background in academic libraries. She has developed a comprehensive staff technnology education training series, expanded the libraries staff development program to include offerings for all levels of staff, and conducted a needs assessment to ascertain current and future developmental and training needs of the staff. She has taught numerous in-house workshops including management training, customer service training, and Internet skills. She has a vast array of experience in the area of delivery of information services and end user training. She is an active member of ALA, having served as a comittee member with RASD, LAMA, ACRL. She has also presented papers and published articles on the topic of Reference Services, Diversity, and Human Resources.

BETH MCNEIL is Assistant Dean of Libraries at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. She has 15 years of experience in academic librarianship, in both public and technical services. As Assistant Dean, she has direct responsibility for the overall management of technical services operations, coordinates the staff development program, coordinates library-wide statistics efforts, and manages library-wide special projects. While at UNL, she has led the effort to develop and implement core competencies for library staff and faculty, and develop an incentive program for library staff. McNeil has taught Library Administration for graduate students in the University of Nebraska's media specialist program. She is an active member of the American Library Association, having served on comittees within LAMA and ACRL.

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