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The Personnel Management for Public Libraries course is part of Public Library Management Professional Certificate from University of Michigan - MichiganX

This course, part of the Public Library Management Professional Certificate program, will explore skills needed for hiring and evaluating personnel to reflect your library's mission through an organizational culture that will thrive in your community. 

Learners will understand the legal considerations when managing a diverse workforce.

What you'll learn:

  • Organizational culture from an HR perspective
  • How to write and evaluate job descriptions
  • A basic understanding of the laws pertaining to hiring (Federal and State)
  • How to evaluate and develop a budget for staffing costs
  • How to determine if the budget allows for staffing priorities as described in the organizational chart
  • How to create and utilize performance evaluations
  • How to identify needed policies that allow for a healthy and competitive hiring

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 28 days
    • Intensity 2 hrs/week
    • Part-time variant
    • Duration description
      • Length: 4 weeks 
      • Effort: 2-4 hours per week
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility

Programme Structure

Course Syllabus:

  • Can you afford the Library you wish to lead?
  • Are your people able to get the job done?
  • Do you have the right people doing the work?
  • Do your policies allow you the flexibility to offer a healthy and competitive hiring environment?

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Access to a public library community.

Tuition Fee

  • Add a Verified Certificate for $49 USD

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