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Online Doc LLAMA Competencies List 2014 05

by Lynn Hoffman on Wed, May 25, 2016 at 12:05 pm

A library manager should know and, where appropriate, be able to employ the principles and procedures of planning and budgeting including:

A library manager should know and, where appropriate, be able to employ the principles and procedures of planning and budgeting including:

  • Planning:
    • Articulation of mission, goals, and objectives
    • Strategic planning, scenario planning, and long term planning
    • Contingency analysis
    • Change management
  • Financial Management
    • Accounting principles
    • Financial analysis
    • Budget creation and presentation
    • Different types of revenue sources and their appropriate uses
    • Expenditures streams
    • Analysis of economic trends
    • Development of funding proposals
    • Contract management
  • Policy Management:
    • Liability and legal regulations
    • Disaster preparedness
    • Emergency response
    • Institutional policies
    • Procedures for evaluation and revision
  • Project Management
    • Project planning and scheduling
    • Project monitoring and reporting
    • Task analysis
    • Creation of teams
    • Project Management tools
  • Facilities management
    • Space planning
    • Building operations
    • Maintenance
    • Relevant legal and administrative requirements

A library manager should know and, where appropriate, be able to employ the principles of effective personnel practices and human resource development, including:

  • Definition of positions
  • Delegation of responsibilities
  • Recruitment, orientation, and training of staff
  • Employment laws and regulations
  • Library policies and procedures that impact recruiting and hiring
  • Contract negotiation and administration
  • Conflict resolution
  • Team building
  • Staff development and training
  • Performance review

A library manager should know, and, where appropriate, be able to employ the concepts behind, and methods for, assessment and evaluation of library services and their outcomes, including:

  • Systems analysis
  • Research methods
  • Analytics
  • Statistical analyses
  • Benchmarking and standards
  • Measurements of efficiency and effectiveness
  • Evidence-based decision making

A library manager should know, and, where appropriate, be able to employ the concepts behind, and methods for, developing partnerships, collaborations, networks, and other structures with all stakeholders and within communities served, including:

  • Community analysis
    • Public relations
    • Marketing and advocacy
    • Outreach
    • Stakeholder analysis
    • Visual communication standards
    • Institutional branding
    • Public programs and services
  • Collaboration
    • Resource sharing policies
    • Resource sharing practices
  • The technological structures and functions of networks
    • Technology standards
    • Technology forecasts
    • The social and legal structures and functions of networks
    • Contracts and vendor relationships

A leader in a library setting will know and, where appropriate, be able to employ the following concepts and methods:

  • Vision
    • Global thinking
    • Creativity
    • Innovation
    • Forward thinking
    • Analytical thinking
    • Problem solving
    • Foresight
    • Deductive and inductive reasoning
    • Inspiration
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness
    • Ethics
    • Emotional intelligence
    • Critical thinking
    • Enthusiasm
    • Reflection
    • Self awareness
    • Self confidence
    • Adaptability
    • Flexibility
    • Communication skills
    • Authenticity
    • Conflict management
    • Organizational culture
  • Managerial Effectiveness
    • Professionalism
    • Achievement orientation
    • Diversity consciousness
    • Commitment to excellence
    • Decisiveness
    • Political savvy
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Risk management
    • Negotiation
More...

To identify, develop, evaluate, and review library leadership and management competencies on a periodic, recurring basis; to submit recommendations concerning competency documents to the Leadership Coordinating Group.

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