Your Hiring Philosophy [Session 2]
Once a director knows what their values are as a manager, they can turn to determining how the library as a whole should approach HR. The first step in that process is defining the library’s approach to hiring, which is the first interaction you will have with future employees. In this session, participants will learn about hiring best practices and how to craft a hiring philosophy that aligns with how the library sees itself. We will then have a chance for participants to start crafting their library’s hiring philosophy.
Laying the Foundation: Developing Your HR Philosophies
Personnel is usually over 50% of a library’s budget, but few libraries have dedicated HR professionals navigating the ins and outs of HR. In this 4-part series, participants will learn how to lay a foundation for what type of manager they want to be and how to create an HR philosophy for their library that aligns with their library’s mission, vision, and values. This program is the second in a four part series, all of which can be attended as a stand alone or as a continuous learning experience.
Kate Hall is the Executive Director of the Northbrook Public Library after serving as Director at the New Lenox Public Library and in various library positions in the Chicagoland area for over 20 years. In her 11 years as a library director, Kate has been in leadership positions in state and national library groups including the American Library Association, Illinois Library Association, and Reaching Across Illinois Library System. She has served on the committee and chaired Director’s University, an intensive training for new Illinois Public Library Directors. Kate is the recipient of the 2021 Illinois Library Association Librarian of the Year Award and has just launched Illinois Libraries Present, a new statewide joint programming cooperative.
Kathy Parker was the director of the Glenwood-Lynwood (IL) Public Library District from 2002-2018 after serving as Assistant Director at the Harvey (IL) Public Library.
She has worked in public and private libraries for over 40 years in nearly every department and co-founded Director’s University. She has served on numerous state committees including the Illinois Library Association and has served as library trustee for her local library and the regional library system, Reaching Across Illinois Library System. She was the 2016 recipient of American Library Associations Trustee Citation award. After retiring in 2018, Kathy launched the kathyparker consulting firm which provides training to trustees and new directors.
This program will not be recorded.
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Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1CEUs)
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