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Hiring, Training, and Supervising Library Shelvers

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How do you find good library shelvers and keep them for more than a few months? Tunstall gives practical advice to help you do just that with a complete overview on how to hire, test, train, and retain shelvers.
Paperback, 109 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by American Library Association (first published January 1st 2009)
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Jul 14, 2016 Martyn rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Shelving team managers
This title contains basic information but this would be a great starting place for a brand new manager of a shelving team. For experienced managers it offers a good chance to test your own processes and opinions of things like the hiring, training, development and the discipline of shelving aides.

There is also a fairly useful, if a little over the top, section on how to manage large reorganizations of material - I can tell you that after managing a few large scale moves myself the author's metho
Dec 08, 2015 Ginny added it
Eh. Not very helpful....
May 12, 2016 Niece rated it it was amazing
If you are a supervisor of Library Pages this is book is for you. Made some good points and had lots of helpful ideas.
May 05, 2010 Lisa rated it liked it
(Non-Fiction: Library Science) As a supervisor of 20-some students at an academic library, I really enjoyed this book and found many parts useful. I took notes on interview questions, verbiage to use when training, and how to encourage shelvers who make mistakes. I am looking forward to implementing a shelf-reading log and daily log of shelving with my students next semester. I highly recommend this quick, informative read to other supervisors.
Mira Domsky
Dec 09, 2010 Mira Domsky rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
Useful information, definitely worth my time, but I would have liked a little more detail on how to run meetings, and how to manage employees when things aren't going as planned. Maybe I should read another book about general management, and what to do when employees have problems with things or when they are upset.
As a supervisor of the adult pages in our library, I found this book to be extremely helpful. There were many great ideas on the many aspects of supervising a library page. I wish I would have had this 5 years ago when I started having the responsibility for the pages.
Beth E
Dec 13, 2015 Beth E rated it really liked it
Shelves: library
This book is on the short side, but it is jam packed with information that I found useful. I especially appreciate the hints on how to deal tactfully with difficult situations. I find it difficult to think of the right way to say things on the spur of the moment.
Jun 25, 2013 Lisa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nonfiction, business
Great content, but pricey for its length.
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