Register Now for Curious About Library Supervision

Considering a move into a supervisory position in a library and wondering if it’s the right career path for you? Curious about the specific skills needed to be an effective supervisor? The Colorado State Library, is partnering with Pat Wagner from Pattern Research, Inc., to offer our Curious about Library Supervision two-part webinar series: a practical introduction to the job of a library supervisor.

Topics include why being a supervisor is different even for experienced library personnel, positive reinforcement, coaching, oversight versus micromanagement, course correction, the challenges and rewards, and how to prepare to apply for a supervisory position for the first time.Registration is open to any library employee. However, our focus are Colorado library personnel who are pursuing a position as a supervisor or manager for the first time. The webinars will be recorded and made available.

Facilitator Pat Wagner has been a library trainer and consultant since 1978. She is known for her good-humored and practical programs.

This webinar is made possible by grant funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), administered by the Colorado State Library.

Part One–Introduction–Wednesday May 27th, 2020, 1-2:30 pm MDT

What the job of supervisor entails: the challenges, the rewards, and the quirks of being a boss.
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Part Two–The Resume–Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020, 1-2:30 pm MDT

Typical mistakes first-timers make when applying for a promotion to supervisor and how ensure that your resume and interview reflects the supervisory point of view.
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