The theme of the summer issue of YALS (digital edition available now to members & subscribers via the Members Only section of the YALSA website) is college and career readiness. When thinking about being career ready it’s important to remember that library staff working with teens always have to be ready to support the needs of teens of the current age, and be able to work in the current library environment. Kimberly Sweetman’s article in this issue of the journal focuses on five areas library staff have to be ready to navigate in order to succeed in today’s library. You have to read the article to find out what those five areas are, but here are the resources Kimberly suggests you check-out to learn more about succeeding with current library workplace expectations:
Alessandra, Tony, “The Platinum Rule.”
“Building Good Work Relationships: Making Work enjoyable and productive”
Martin, Roger. The Responsibility Virus. New York: Basic Books. 2002.
Olin, Jessica and Michelle Millet. “Gendered Expectations for Leadership inLibraries.” In the Library with the Leadpipe.
Strauss, William and Neil Howe. Generations. New York: William Morrow, 1991.
Tjan, Anthony K “Don’t send that Email, Pick Up the Phone” Harvard Business Review, November 1, 2011.
Warrell, Margie. “How to Handle a Bad Boss: 7 Strategies for Managing Up.”