What an informative, elegant, and just plain fun (and funny) conference last week at the Mount Washington Hotel. I learned a lot more that I expected, and laughed while I was learning, which is by far my favorite method.
I have a suggestion for a “track” for the 2008 NHLA Conference, and after several discussions with various other people in other roles within their libraries, think that it would be fairly popular. It would start with…
- Hiring the right person for the job and the library
- Training for excellence
- Evaluations of staff and directors by directors and trustees
- Raises (scales, COL’s, merit?)
and end with…
- Dealing well with personnel problems