1987: Critical Issues in Library Personnel Management

 

29th Allerton Park Institute (1987); Edited by Richard Rubin.

Today the proliferation of library technologies has highlighted rather than diminished the vital role that people play in the changing library environment. The purpose of the 29th Allerton Conference was to identify and discuss some of these issues, and to provide a forum for exchange of ideas on critical issues in personnel management.

The complete text of the Institute is available here as well as the individual papers. The papers included here are:

The Proceedings of the Allerton Park Institute have been digitized through the Open Content Alliance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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  • Sullivan, Peggy (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1987)
    Allerton Park Institutes are part of a long tradition, but the one in 1987 has been presented in a somewhat different way from earlier ones. There were options on programs to attend, opportunities for considerable interaction, ...

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  • Neal, James G. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1987)
    Employee turnover is an important measure of the health of an organization. All libraries should implement a three-step program of turnover management: the collection and analysis of data on turnover patterns, the ...

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  • Martell, Charles (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1987)
    In this article, the concept of productivity is recast. This is necessary because the nature of work is undergoing a profound transformation. As a result, corporate and political leaders are seeking to build an institutional ...

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  • Maehr, Martin L. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1987)
    This article is concerned with how persons in leadership roles can elicit the motivation, commitment, and personal investment of members of an organization. Recent research on employee motivation is briefly summarized ...

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  • Lipow, Anne Grodzins (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1987)
    This article, "Why Training Doesn't Stick," presupposes that it does not, and that, as a matter of course, it is a waste of precious dollars to send someone to a workshop or a seminar for training. Soon after training ...

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