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Title:The Successful Supervisor
Author(s):Downs, Robert B.
Subject(s):School libraries
Abstract:The primary purpose of supervision is to accomplish certain ends. In order to achieve those objectives, one must, for better or worse, work through people. That is where the complexities begin, for as Charles Darwin discovered in studying the origin of species a century ago, no two individuals in the animal kingdom are ever exactly alike. If some way could be found to function without people, life for supervisors and administrators would be vastly simplified. But in that event, it is likely the supervisors would not be needed either. Assuming, then that people are here to stay, and we shall have to learn to live with them, and perchance even to like them, it may be well to examine some of the trade secrets, the important principles of supervision that may help to make the job easier.
Issue Date:1954
Publisher:Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:In H. Lancour (ed). 1954. The school library supervisor : a report of an institute on school library supervision held at the University of Illinois Library School, October 3-6, 1954. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: 72-78.
Series/Report:Allerton Park Institute (1st : 1954)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1954
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-07-13

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