Now You’re a Manager: Quick and Practical Strategies for New Mid-Level Managers in Academic Libraries

Now You're a Manager coverACRL announces the publication of Now You’re a Manager: Quick and Practical Strategies for New Mid-Level Managers in Academic Libraries by M. Leslie Madden, Laura Carscaddon, Denita Hampton, and Brenna Helmstutler. With ten chapters covering everything from building teams to creating a respectful workplace to managing university politics, Now You’re a Manager provides lists, exercises, and techniques for assembling and managing an effective, happy team.

Many of us were never taught how to be managers before we began managing. Maybe you sought the position and interviewed for it, or maybe you were appointed to fill a need. Perhaps your long-term goal is upper-level library management, or maybe you’re happy where you are and aren’t sure how you’d like your career to progress.  Whatever the case, this guide will provide you with quick, easy-to-implement tips and strategies for tackling the most common issues encountered by mid-level managers in an academic library:

  • Managing and Building Departments and Teams
  • Managing Diverse Departments
  • Creating a Respectful Workplace and Dealing with Problem Employees
  • Professional Development and Training
  • Mentoring and Coaching
  • Conducting Effective Meetings
  • Managing Between Library Administration and Your Employees
  • Managing Library and University Politics and Bureaucracy
  • Managing Change
  • Managing as a Team

Now You’re a Manager is designed to meet the specific needs of new mid-level managers in academic libraries, and can be used for individual growth or group discussion, and by librarians and paraprofessionals who manage teams and departments.

Now You’re a Manager: Quick and Practical Strategies for New Mid-Level Managers in Academic Libraries is available for purchase in print and as an ebook through the ALA Online Store and by telephone order at (866) 746-7252 in the U.S. or (770) 442-8633 for international customers.