Rank and file workers are the heartbeat of our Public Libraries. They are the ones serving the patrons, processing items, shelving the books, and answering all of the questions, from directional to those that can best be described as “unique.” They hold the day-to-day knowledge of what is actually happening at the library. And yet, they are the staff who are most left out from the decisions making. But how can you, the library worker, be more involved in your Library’s administrative processes without overstepping your organizational boundaries?
Come learn from a 20+ year library worker and Trustee, as we will walk through the basics of how the Board makes decisions and how you, the staff member, can be more active in the process.
As a result of this program, attendees will:
• Learn how you can positively interact with management and trustees to effect organization change
• Come away with an actionable list of how you can advocate for themselves within the larger organization
• Improve communication throughout your organization
Original broadcast September 2, 2021