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Title:The role of the supervisor in training and developing staff
Author(s):Dowell, David R.
Subject(s):Library personnel management
Human resources
Training and development
Abstract:My experience indicates that there are two key elements in getting work done through people. The first is to select the right person for each position and the second is to give each staff member the training needed to do the job well. I believe supervisors should be evaluated on and held accountable for the degree to which their units contribute to the achievement of organizational objectives. That is why, as a personnel director, I believe supervisors must be given the authority to initiate recommendations in the areas of staffing and training. They should be able to justify their recommendations of who they believe should be hired and of what training their staff members should receive. Thus, supervisors should in turn receive the training they need in order to make and justify these recommendations successfully.
Issue Date:1979
Publisher:Graduate School of Library Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info:In H. Goldhor and R.E. Stevans (eds) Supervision of employees in libraries (Papers presented at the Allerton Park Institute November 12-15, 1978): 57-68.
Series/Report:Allerton Park Institute (34th : 1978)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-04-10

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