Catherine Hakala-Ausperk is Executive Director of the Northeast Ohio Regional Library System. A frequent speaker at national and state conferences, staff days, and workshops, she has a passion for supporting, coaching, and developing successful library staff, including bosses. A 25-year public library veteran, she is also an adjunct faculty member of Kent State University's School of Library and Information Science and has been a guest editor and author for ALA/APA's Library Worklife. Hakala-Ausperk is a Certified Public Library Administrator (CPLA).
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"In a welcome addition to the growing, must-read Busy Librarian series, this concise book begins with a look at team building from a historical perspective and moves at a brisk pace, providing weekly and monthly guidance and support to carry team leaders confidently through their first year ... This is another helpful and well-written workbook that would make a fine addition to any librarian's professional collection of career-building tools. Recommended for library managers and managers-to-be, this is a great source for what they didn't teach you in library school."
"A useful, flexible manual that would help any library team leader … Open communication, planning time, list-making, hiring practices—all this and much more are thoroughly covered. What makes this book stand out is that it is written in a conversational manner and divided into easy-to-digest bits. It can be used effectively once a week, or taken in all at once. "
"This book is well-organized and the author's writing is clear and concise. A robust notes section and index are provided. It is an excellent addition to the library management literature. Its thoughtful analyses of supervisory challenges would be helpful for any practicing librarian in a leadership or supervisory position."
— Catholic Library World