Checklist for Change

Author: Thomas R. Harvey
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1461648386
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Now in Paper! Helpful examples from both the public and private sectors and from literature and history are presented in this outstanding volume for superintendents, central-office administrators, and corporate managers involved in the change process.

Building Teams Building People

Author: Thomas R. Harvey
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 9781578861415
Format: PDF, ePub
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Here is an update of the previous edition, more relevant for the new millennium. The classic resources in management and team building are people, money, facilities and time. Increasingly, though, the fifth resource_energy_is becoming more crucial. Each chapter of this book deals with one of the five building blocks or resources and concludes with suggested activities and events that managers can use to build that resource. The authors also show the importance of using all five resources together for a manager to be effective. It is important to note that team building is not itself an activity, but the result of attending to the seventeen characteristics that demarcate effective teamwork. When these characteristics exist to a high degree, you have an effective team. It is the manager's job to assess the strength of these characteristics in the organization and then to remediate any weakness. Building upon the strengths of the people in the organization ensures that a manager is building for the future. This widely read practical guide is free of technical jargon, with many examples of successful implementation.

Second International Handbook of Educational Change

Author: Andy Hargreaves
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789048126606
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The two volumes of the second edition of the International Handbook of Educational Change comprise a totally new, and updated collection of the most critical and cutting-edge ideas in educational change. Written by the most influential thinkers in the field, these volumes cover educational change at both the theoretical and practical levels. The updated handbook remains connected to the classical concerns of the field, such as educational innovation, reform, and change management, and also offers new insights into educational change that have been brought about by social change and shifting contexts of educational reform. Like the first best selling Handbook, this one will also undoubtedly become an essential resource for people involved in all spheres of education, from classroom teachers, teacher leaders and administrators to educational researchers, curriculum developers, and university professors. No other work provides such a wide-ranging and comprehensive examination of the field of educational change.

The practical decision maker

Author: Thomas R. Harvey
Publisher: Scarecrow Pr
ISBN:
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Lacking confidence in your decision-making abilities? This book will help you achieve a high level of confidence to make faster and more effective practical decisions for your school.

Change

Author: Gabriele Bammer
Publisher: ANU Press
ISBN: 192502265X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Change happens all the time, so why is driving particular change generally so hard? Why are the outcomes often unpredictable? Are some types of change easier to achieve than others? Are some techniques for achieving change more effective than others? How can change that is already in train be stopped or deflected? Knowledge about change is fragmented and there is nowhere in the academic or practice worlds that provides comprehensive answers to these and other questions. Every discipline and practice area has only a partial view and there is not even a map of those different perspectives. The purpose of this book is to begin the task of developing a comprehensive approach to change by gathering a variety of viewpoints from the academic and practice worlds.

The Handbook of Large Group Methods

Author: Barbara Benedict Bunker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118429583
Format: PDF, ePub
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Large Group Interventions are methods used to gather a whole system together to discuss and take action on the target agenda. That agenda varies from future plans, products, and services, to redesigning work, to discussion of troubling issues and problems. The Handbook of Large Group Methods takes the next step in demonstrating through a series of cases how Large Group Methods are currently being used to address twenty-first-century challenges in organizations and communities today, including: Working with widely dispersed organizations, and the problem of involvement and participation Working with organizations facing a serious business crisis Working with organizations in polarized and politicized environments Working in community settings with diverse interest groups Working at the global level and adapting these methods for cross-cultural use Embedding and sustaining new patterns of working together in organizations and communities

Library Management Tips that Work

Author: Carol Smallwood
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838911218
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There's no shortage of library management books out there--but how many of them actually tackle the little details of day-to-day management, the hard-to-categorize things that slip through the cracks of a larger handbook? "Library Management Tips that Work" does exactly that, addressing dozens of such issues facing library managers, including: (1) How to create a job manual, and keep staff accountable; (2) Keeping your library board in the loop; (3) Using numbers to make your case; (4) Dealing with unreturned library materials; (5) Methods for managing multiple libraries with one fte librarian; (6) Retaining services despite budget cuts and staff shortages; and (7) Public relations on a shoestring. This book is divided into five parts. Part I, The Manager Role, contains the following: (1) Beating the Clock: Adaptive Time Management in a Fluid Environment (Geoffrey P. Timms); (2) Creating Manuals for Job Duties (Holly Flynn); (3) How to Manage Serving Students of Generational Poverty (Kris Baughman and Rebecca Marcum Parker); (4) How to Protect Your Library from Employment Discrimination Claims (Michael A. Germano); (5) Managing Emergencies: What to Do When Basic or Big Disasters Strike (Sian Brannon and Kimberly Wells); (6) Creating a Staff Accountability System (Terry Ann Lawler); (7) Planning Ahead: Time Management in Defining Goals (Geoffrey P. Timms); (8) Transforming an Off-Campus Library from Empty Space to Award Winner in One Year (Seamus Scanlon); (9) When You're Not (Exactly) the Boss: How to Manage Effectively in a "Coordinator" Role (Kim Becnel); and (10) Communication and Staff Awareness in the Branch Library (Jason Kuhl). Part ii, Running a Library, contains the following: (11) ASSURE-ing Your Collection (Roxanne Myers Spencer and Barbara Fiehn); (12) Billy Club: a Model for Dealing with Unreturned Library Materials (Suzann Holland); (13) Collaboration for Library Collection Acquisition (Lorette S.J. Weldon); (14) Community Partnerships: The Key to Providing Programs in a Recession (Ashanti White); (15) cvl Leads: Mentorship and Leadership (Robin Shader); (16) How to Manage a Student-Centric Library Service for Nontraditional Users (Seamus Scanlon); (17) Managing Overnight (Ken Johnson and Susan Jennings); (18) Managing More Than One School Library with One fte Librarian (Kris Baughman and Rebecca Marcum Parker); (19) Management Tips for Merging Multiple Service Points (Colleen S. Harris); (20) SuperStarz: An Experience in Grant Project Management (Vera Gubnitskaia); (21) Utilizing Retired Individuals as Volunteers (Ashanti White); and (22) Weeding as Affective Response, or "I Just Can't Throw This Out!" (Barbara Fiehn and Roxanne Myers Spencer). Part iii, Information Technology, contains the following: (23) Facebook for Student Assistants (Susan Jennings and Ken Johnson); (24) Improving Communication with Blogs (Alice B. Ruleman); (25) Improving Productivity with Google Apps (Suzann Holland); (26) Partnering with Information Technology at the Reference Desk: a Model for Success (Jeffrey A. Franks); (27) Putting Missing Pieces from the Collection Together with SharePoint (Lorette S.J. Weldon); (28) Real-Life Management Using Virtual Tools (Vera Gubnitskaia); (29) Session Control Software for Community Users in an Academic Library (Jeffrey A. Franks); (30) To Friend or Not to Friend: The Facebook Question (Kim Becnel); and (31) Why a Wiki? How Wikis Help Get Work Done (Alice B. Ruleman). Part iv, Staff, contains the following: (32) Millennials, Gen-X, Gen-Y, and Boomers, Oh My! Managing Multiple Generations in the Library (Colleen S. Harris); (33) Hiring and Training Graduate Assistants for the Academic Library (Erin O'Toole); (34) Managing for Emergencies: What to Do before, during, and after Disaster (Sian Brannon and Kimberly Wells); (35) Managing Librarians and Staff with Young Children (Holly Flynn); (36) Mentoring Graduate Assistants in the Academic Library (Erin O'Toole); (37) New Employee Orientation (Bradley Tolppanen and Janice Derr); (38) Discrimination in Employment: An Overview for Library Managers (Michael A. Germano); (39) Obtaining Compliance from Underperforming Employees: Talking It Through (Terry Ann Lawler); (40) Planning for Change: Ensuring Staff Commitment (Jason Kuhl); (41) Shadow and Learn: Knowing Your Staff (Robin Shader); and (42) Staff Shortages (Bradley Tolppanen and Janice Derr). Part v, Public Relations, contains the following: (43) No Surprises: Keeping Your Board in the Loop (Lynn Hawkins); (44) Board Meetings That Work (James B. Casey); (45) Library Partners: Cooperating with Other Nonprofits (John Helling); (46) Portraits in a Small Town: Balancing Access and Privacy with a Local History Photography Collection (John Helling); (47) Using Numbers to Make Your Case (James B. Casey); and (48) Staying in the Game: Public Relations on a Shoestring (Lynn Hawkins). An index is included.

The Librarian s Career Guidebook

Author: Priscilla K. Shontz
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810850347
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Are you trying to break into a career in library science or improve your current position? In The Librarian's Career Guidebook, 63 information professionals from diverse positions, workplaces, and regions discuss a variety of career issues and offer advice to prospective librarians, M.L.S. students, and librarians in various stages of their careers, from entry-level to the highly experienced.

Communicating With Intelligence

Author: James S. Major
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 1461657628
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Since September 11, 2001, colleges and universities nationwide have expanded their curricula to include intelligence and national security studies, many offering degrees in the subjects. Curiously, no book exists for classroom use in teaching the important skills needed by these professionals to ensure their products/papers/reports are properly written or briefed. Communicating with Intelligence fills that gap and is aimed primarily at faculty and students pursuing studies in intelligence, national security, homeland security, or homeland defense; but it also has considerable value for working intelligence professionals who simply wish to hone their "rusty" writing or briefing skills. Designed to provide essential information regarding the preparation of written products or intelligence briefings, the book is divided into two parts. Part One, "Writing with Intelligence," contains material on reading intelligence publications and on the basics of writing in the intelligence profession. Part Two, "Briefing with Intelligence," deals with the fundamental principles of an intelligence briefing and includes information on gaining—or regaining—self-confidence behind the podium. Every chapter ends with exercises, many of which can be completed in the classroom to facilitate group activity or by an individual pursuing the study independently. Five appendixes provide additional information for quick reference and an annotated bibliography points toward further sources that can be used.