Emerging Human Resource Trends in Academic Libraries presents the collective wisdom of human resource librarians and administrators who have been in the forefront of practicing and applying the human resource principles in academic libraries.
The book is divided into five Parts:
These chapters within each Part represent the emerging trends within academic libraries that impact how librarians are educated, mentored and given the ability to obtain professional development training as incumbent librarians as changes occur in the field. Each chapter is written by a practitioner in HR who has experienced related problems and sought solutions.
Michael A. Crumpton, MLS, SHRM-SCP, is the Assistant Dean for Administrative Services at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Mike oversees administration of budgets, human resources and facilities; organizes and addresses space and remodeling issues. He is an affiliated faculty member for the Department of Library and Information Science as well as a certified Senior Human Resources Professional. He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Learning Spaces and current President of the North Carolina Library Association. His published works includes monographs; Handbook for Community College Librarians, Library Unlimited, 2013, Strategic Human Resource Planning for Academic Libraries, Chandos Publishing, 2015, Short-Term Staff, Long-Term Benefits (with Nora Bird), Library Unlimited, 2018, as well as several chapters and a host of articles in this institutional repository.Dr. Nora Bird is currently an Associate Professor, she has been with the UNCG Library and Information Science faculty since 2007 and also serves as the Director of Graduate Programs. Her teaching and research interests include: community college libraries, collections management, information-seeking behavior, workplace information literacy, and communicating controversial science. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Community and Junior College Libraries. She received her BA in Biology graduating cum laude at Boston University, her MS in Library and Information Science at Simmons College, and her PhD from Rutgers University School of ComEmerging Human Resource Trends in Academic Libraries presents the collective wisdom of human resource librarians and administrators who have been in the forefront of practicing and applying the human resource principles in academic libraries.
Introduction: Michael A. Crumpton and Nora J. Bird
Part I: Academic Environment and Library Organizations
1.Diary of a Change: Human Resources Redesign in VCU Libraries
Agnes K. Bradshaw
Michael A. Crumpton
3.Promotion and Tenure issues
Steve Cramer and Kate Hill
Part II: Education of the Professional Librarian
4.Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Academic Libraries
Gerald Holmes and Denelle Eads
5.How LIS Education Responds to New Roles
Nora J. Bird
6.Essential Skills for Working with Donors, Boards and Campus Colleagues
Karlene Noel Jennings
Part III: Professional Development
8.Offering a Career Development Program for Library Employees
Jennifer Keach and Chandra Lane
9.Mentoring and Coaching
Part IV: Leadership in Practice
10.Human Resource Department Leadership for Showing Library Value
11.Change Management and Leadership
Kathleen Schmand and Cynthia Childrey
12.A Method to Develop a Community of Practice for Mid-level Managers
Melissa Jerome, Jason Heckathorn, Christy Shorey, Ashley Vaught, Bonnie J. Smith, and Valrie Minson
Part V. Other Trends in the Profession
13.Technical Services Work and the MLIS
Rachel Arkoosh and Christine Fischer
14.Surfacing, Aligning, and Sustaining Values to Strengthen Organizational Culture
Maisha Carey and Julie Brewer
15.Rankism and Marginalization in Academic Libraries
Suzanne Sawyer, Juanita Thacker, and Karlene Noel Jennings
16.Fostering the Evolution of Library Roles through Reframing
Juanita Thacker, Suzanne Sawyer, and Karlene Noel Jennings
About the Editors and Contributors
[T]his volume challenges librarians to rethink assumptions about human resources issues like inclusivity, employment, and leadership… [T]he bulk of the book is aimed at larger libraries where opportunities for promotion and job growth within the library are more plentiful. Worthwhile reading for directors in all academic libraries and for human resources managers in larger academic libraries.
In Emerging Human Resource Trends in Academic Libraries, Crumpton and Bird collect 16 essays, by various human resources and faculty administration professionals, to examine human resource issues and concerns that affect academic libraries as organizations. The editors address these concerns from a research angle and provide practical solutions.... The essays cover such subjects as faculty tenure, coaching and mentoring, strengthening organizational structure, and employee advancement.... This volume will assist library supervisors and administrators in their work. Recommended.
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