Senior Library Assistants

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Date(s) - Thursday, December 3, 2015
All Day

Institute of Public Administration

Facilitators Julia Barrett & Bríd McGrath

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Skills to fulfill your role.


Senior Library Assistants play a key role in managing day-to-day operations and supervision of other staff in libraries and information centres.  This highly participative course encourages S.L.A.s to look at their roles and  imparts the key skills in identifying and solving problems,  planning, decision-making and communication to enable them to perform their job and develop their own personal competencies.


  • 09.30 Welcome and introductions; exercise to frame the day
  • 10.00 Working in teams: including Belbin roles (Julia)
  • 10.30 Tea/Coffee
  • 10.45 Managing and supervising staff; roles and priorities (Julia)
  • 11.45 Communication: upwards, downwards and laterally; making and communicating decisions (Bríd)
  • 12.45 Lunch
  • 1.30 Planning and managing: day-to-day, cyclical, projects and your time (Julia)
  • 2.15 Capturing processes and data: statistics, procedures manuals, designing and sharing templates (Bríd)
  • 3.00 Tea/Coffee
  • 3.15 Putting it all together: problem solving, decision-making, planning and communicating. Group exercise (Bríd)
  • 4.00 Questions & Answers / Evaluation



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Terms & Conditions

Full refund for cancellations received two working days or more prior to course commencement. Cancellations received within two working days of the course commencement will not be refunded.