Library Supervision and Management

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Leadership for ALL

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March 5 - April 16, 2024 | Six-week course

Time Commitment: 2.5 hours per week

Do you want to be a leader in your organization? Have you taken on a new role that includes managing people? There are many ways to lead, and as you find your own path, you’ll need skills and expertise to succeed.

In this six-week course, you will:

  • Advance your knowledge of key management principles
  • Develop practical skills you need to deal with day to day responsibilities
  • Understand the organizational and community dynamics that impact your decisions as a leader
  • Build confidence in your effectiveness as a supervisor

Each week, we’ll examine issues such as labor laws, managing people, leadership qualities, planning and evaluation tools, policy, budgeting, and community engagement, with opportunities to reflect on your practice among colleagues. This course aims to provide a well-rounded overview of core management topics alongside optional resources for those who want to explore ideas in-depth. With a flexible, self-paced format for weekly readings, you can choose to focus on essential information or take a deeper dive into extended readings. Assignments can be completed in a variety of formats, providing an opportunity to polish your communication and presentation skills.

Course Description: In this self-directed course, you will find weekly readings, useful resources, and practical assignments. Each week, learners will be expected to interact in the online discussion forums and complete an assignment. The instructor will participate in the discussion forums and will provide feedback.

Who Should Take This Course: New and aspiring managers and supervisors and current managers and supervisors who want to reflect on their practice.

Presenter: Heidi Dolamore is Vice President of Operations with Library Systems & Services. She began her career in libraries as a circulation clerk and previously served as the Executive Director of Berkeley Public Library and Assistant Director of San Jose Public Library. Throughout her career, she has worked with city and county agencies serving populations ranging from 3,000 to 2.5 million. A first-generation college graduate, Heidi received a Bachelor’s degree in History of Art from Bryn Mawr College and a Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies from the University of British Columbia. Heidi enjoys riding her bike and is learning to play guitar.



This course is approved as covering the Supervision and Management competencies for the LSSC program.

CALL Training Partner for this Event: Infopeople

Additional Information

Enrollment Statement

I understand that a space will be reserved for me in this learning opportunity at a cost to CALL, and if I am unable to attend this learning opportunity, I will cancel my enrollment as soon as possible and before the start date. 

Single Enrollment Disclaimer

I understand that I can register for only one course at a time (no concurrent courses). If I do not attend this course, I understand that I may forfeit the opportunity to enroll in additional CALL courses during this fiscal year.