Curious About Supervision – Part One: Introduction
July 6, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Are you considering a move into a supervisory position in a library and wondering if it’s the right career path for you? Are you curious about specific skills needed to be an effective supervisor?
Part one of this two-part series will cover the challenges, rewards, and quirks of being a boss. Topics will include: how relationships with co-workers can change, the need for both project management and interpersonal skills, keeping people on track, difficult conversations, course correction, and what your resume should tell your current and future employers about your readiness to be a supervisor. Participants will be invited to submit a resume anonymously, which will be used to create the second webinar in this series on July 20, from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm.
At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:
• Be able to evaluate their readiness to become a supervisor based on at least three criteria.
• Be better able to describe supervisory duties and “frame of mind” to potential candidates in job descriptions and interviews.
• Be able to identify and prepare for issues regarding their new role as a supervisor, including the changing relationships with co-workers after promotion.
You will learn why the supervisory role can hide surprises even for experienced library employees.
This webinar will be of interest to: Library employees interested in career advancement, first-time supervisors looking for guidance, and managers and administrators wanting to be better equipped to discuss the role of library supervisor to potential candidates.
This event is sponsored by CALL. California Libraries Learn (CALL) is a collaborative project of the California Library Association and the California State Library, and is supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.
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