Organization and Personnel Administration

Organization and Personnel Administration
| Cost: $350 (Member) $400 (Non-Member) | REGISTER

Dates: August 6 – September 16, 2018

Instructor: Catherine Hakala-Ausperk

Times: Online, asynchronous course,

Sessions and materials will be made available on six sequential Mondays at 8:00 a.m. (Eastern), beginning on the first day of class.  There will be a recorded lecture each week.

  • Class materials, once released, will remain available throughout the duration of the course.
  • Supplemental material will also be required reading each week and an assignment will be by each Friday at 5:00 p.m.

Course Description:

Someone once said, managers solve today’s problems, administrators solve tomorrow’s. Whether you are new to an administrative position or you aspire to obtain one, this course will prepare you for the wide ranging privileges and responsibilities of top level leadership. How you lead people is key to your success. With structure supporting you and the goal of a successful team guiding you, you can master Organization and Personnel Administration.

Course topics will include: Understanding funding and budgeting; evaluating staffing needs; recruiting, interviewing and hiring; supervising, motivating and developing staff; evaluating performance; identifying training needs; terminating staff; evaluating the effectiveness of the organizational structure and its policies.

Students will select a Case Study library to study and, throughout the course, will develop six individual reports studying the library’s organization and personnel administration policies and practices.

Technology Requirements: Reliable Internet connection; Java-enabled web browser; PDF Reader; IBM Compatible PC with at least 400 MB RAM with Windows XP/7 or above or Macintosh with OS8 or above; 128 MB RAM; sound card with speakers and/or earphones; color monitor with at least 800×600 resolution. Contact: Pamela Akins,