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Management

Manager Libraries

  • Are you ready for a challenge?
  • Want to shape our loved community spaces?
  • And lead the future development of our library service?
 
We need a dynamic, talented people leader who’s seeking an exciting challenge:
 
Transform the FIRST Public Library (1841) into the BEST Public Library by 2023.
 

Team Leader Programme Design and Delivery (Fixed-term)

E ngā iwi, e ngā karangatanga maha huri noa o te motu, tēnei te mihi atu ki a koutou katoa. He karanga tēnei ki a koutou. Haere mai, tono mai mō tētahi o ngā tūranga ki Ngā Kete Wānanga-o-Ōtautahi.An excellent opportunity to gain experience and provide leadership and education expertise for our Christchurch City Libraries and Learning Centres.This a pivotal leadership role where you'll lead and manage a high performing team who deliver innovative digital literacy programmes across the library network using a wide variety of learning technologies.

Digital Media Labs: From Concept to Funding to Management

An ALA webinar on Thursday 5 February 2015  at 8.30am (NZ Time)

Introduction to Library Management

An Infopeople online course, beginning  10 March – 6 April 2015

Have you recently moved to a management position or are you considering a career path in library management? Do you want to determine your potential or improve your ability to be a successful manager? How strong are your management skills and what can you do to strengthen them or acquire additional skills?

During this course, which is targeted at first time managers and supervisors, you will learn:

5 Minutes On personal resilience through the change process

Change is now ubiquitous in the library sector – technology, legislation, society structure, customer demographics, company demands are all changing at a pace that mean change has become a constant. 

However, that doesn’t make it any easier to manage or navigate. 

So how do you manage change well?

Sponsored by Nielsen Book Services

PCI Webinars

PCI Webinars are an American based company that have an extensive range of webinars covering a multitude of library and management related topics on their website.  These cost from $59 NZD for access to a single webinar to $299 for a six month subscription to the site.

Showcase: The Anatomy of Libraries

My Mum lives in Gisborne. She doesn't use the library and won't write a letter to the editor about the library user-charges in Gisborne because she doesn't know what she'd say.

I asked Mum why she doesn't use the library: "I don't need to." I asked Mum what would encourage her to use the library: "If they had events or things that may interest me I might go." Now I know the library has lots of things that may interest Mum, but she doesn't. Or if she does, she's hasn't been persuaded to give it a try.

If disaster strikes have you considered...

Recently Carolyn Robertson, Christchurch City Libraries Manager, wrote a brief post on the LIANZA website about her attendance at the LIANZA Waikato/Bay of Plenty Weekend School.

I also attended the weekend school and the stories Carolyn shared about the impact of the February earthquake on Christchurch City Libraries were compelling and heart-wrenching. Carolyn's stories also made me realise that there are some practical questions your library should consider, that may not be covered in a civil emergency plan.

Sally Pewhairangi - Who are your top 10 borrowers?

Growing your library isn’t just a worthy goal; it is a necessity for your survival. But growth requires focus – a focus on your number one market. A business doesn’t grow by treating all customers equally and neither should libraries.

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