Organization and Personnel Administration

Someone once said, managers solve today’s problems, administrators solve tomorrow’s.
Whether you are new to an administrative position or you aspire to obtain one, this course will prepare you for the wide ranging privileges and responsibilities of top level leadership.
How you lead people is key to your success. With structure supporting you and the goal of a successful team guiding you, you can master Organization and Personnel Administration.

To provide students with the ability to identify social/political/economic issues that may affect the library, the populations it services, or its services. Students will be able to develop relationships with people who can exercise influence in federal, state, or local decisions. Understand the role of and work effectively with key constituents, the library board and library friends and/or foundation. Work effectively with the media. Lobby for federal, state, and local initiatives that support the library’s vision, mission, and goals.

man pulling hair out -- cartoonTo familiarize the student with the basic principles of library financial administration, including budgeting and planning within the mission and goals of the organization. Upon completion of the course the student will understand and be able to construct program, line item and capital budgets, understand the methodology involved in cost/benefit analysis, be able to read and decipher library financial and auditing documents, and work with library accounting personnel. Topics include line item, program, and capital budgets, cost benefit analysis, capital projects, and fiduciary responsibilities of individuals and entities having responsibilities for financial administration in the library. The use of Microsoft Excel at a basic level is assumed and will be needed for several class assignments.

Purpose of the course: To create an awareness of and sensitivity to diverse information needs of multi-ethnic / multicultural/multilingual populations served by libraries. It focuses on developing skills for planning, implementing and evaluating programs for addressing the information needs of diverse communities through information needs assessment and analysis; program planning, public service, outreach and collection development. It explores multicultural resources and services using a framework that focuses on: People (who work in libraries and their understanding of the concepts of diversity and multicultural librarianship); Collections (building collections to serve an increasingly diverse multicultural, multi-ethnic and multilingual society); and Services (to diverse groups and populations in libraries and organizational culture from a managerial perspective).

Purpose of the course: To create an awareness of and sensitivity to diverse information needs of multi-ethnic / multicultural/multilingual populations served by libraries. It focuses on developing skills for planning, implementing and evaluating programs for addressing the information needs of diverse communities through information needs assessment and analysis; program planning, public service, outreach and collection development. It explores multicultural resources and services using a framework that focuses on: People (who work in libraries and their understanding of the concepts of diversity and multicultural librarianship); Collections (building collections to serve an increasingly diverse multicultural, multi-ethnic and multilingual society); and Services (to diverse groups and populations in libraries and organizational culture from a managerial perspective).

man pulling hair out -- cartoonTo familiarize the student with the basic principles of library financial administration, including budgeting and planning within the mission and goals of the organization. Upon completion of the course the student will understand and be able to construct program, line item and capital budgets, understand the methodology involved in cost/benefit analysis, be able to read and decipher library financial and auditing documents, and work with library accounting personnel. Topics include line item, program, and capital budgets, cost benefit analysis, capital projects, and fiduciary responsibilities of individuals and entities having responsibilities for financial administration in the library. The use of Microsoft Excel at a basic level is assumed and will be needed for several class assignments.