Volume 9, No. 10 • October 2012


  • Why You Should Take a Librarian (or Two) to Lunch

    By Caitlin P. Williams, Ph.D.

    Mentoring, whether formal or informal, engages newer workers, acclimates them to organizational culture and grooms them for greater levels of responsibility. The workplace is changing: flatter organizations, fewer advertised positions and a higher degree of uncertainty characterize the “new normal.” These new circumstances present challenges, many of which can be met by developing strong mentoring relationships in the workforce. Mentoring styles and strategies are evolving to better serve workers’ current professional development needs. 

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HR Practice


  • What Do Top Young Managers Need from Your Organization?

    Does your organization have a high turnover of talented supervisors and managers? Does there seem to be a disconnect between what your organization provides and what new hires expect? A blog post from Ken Haycock and Associates Inc. suggests that mentoring, training and other professional and emotional support can go a long way towards lowering turnover and increasing the job satisfaction of young managers.

    Ken Haycock and Associates Inc. works with not-for-profit boards to develop models of authentic governance, from … Read the rest

  • How to Hire and Promote the Right People on a Regular Basis

    Editor’s note: This article was originally published in WalkTheTalk‘s publication Three-Dimensional Interviewing. Permission granted from The WalkTheTalk Company to duplicate and distribute this resource.  

    To increase the likelihood of hiring and promoting the right people on a regular basis, you need to do more than merely review resumes and look at past experience. You need a structured process designed to ensure you get a complete picture of a candidate’s potential for success in the position.

    Unlike traditional interviewing … Read the rest



  • Stress Busters

    By Beatrice Calvin

    Fall has officially begun. Though many people tend to think of spring as a season for new beginnings, I like to think of fall as a time to start new things—a time to refresh and renew. I feel re-energized when fall begins. The trees begin to change colors and I notice how magnificent creation is. School begins in the fall and opportunities for continuing your education and/or professional development often comes in the fall. The start of … Read the rest

HR Law

LW Tip

  • Mark Your Calendars and Prepare to Celebrate at the Networking Reception

    Experience a taste of Seattle’s nightlife at this premier social event during the ALA 2013 Midwinter Conference. Take advantage of the opportunity to reconnect with old friends and meet new people at this networking fundraiser on Saturday, January 26, 2013, from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Come and enjoy an evening filled with music, dancing, and more! Proceeds from the event support the ALA Allied Professional Association’s (ALA-APA) work in promoting “the mutual professional interests of librarians and other library … Read the rest