ALA Unit/Subunit: AASL,AASL_ISS
Meeting Type: Program
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
If you won the lottery and immediately flew to Tahiti to begin your new life of ease and relaxation, could someone else pick up the reins of your library the next day? For all librarians, those new to the profession and those with years of experience, taking a new job means a learning curve as they figure out the unspoken processes and policies of their job. That adjustment takes time that can be better spent collaborating with faculty and establishing relationships with colleagues and students.
In this session, three librarians with over a dozen library jobs between them will help you determine the information, policies, and procedures you need to have updated and in place, whether you are preparing for retirement or just want to have a safety net in case of emergency. How these documents can be used to communicate the scope of your job with your administration and fellow teachers will also be discussed, with the end result of your colleagues having a better sense of the complexity of your work -- you’ll be prepared to win Powerball and start your new life knowing that “your” library can continue serving the community without a hitch!