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Public librarian's human resources handbook : employer rights and responsibilities
Baldwin, David A. (David Allen), 1946-
Publication Information:
Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited, 1998.
Physical Description:
xiii, 186 pages : form ; 24 cm
Format :


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KF3580.L52 B35 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
KF3580.L52 B35 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Whether you are a library supervisor with a few employees or an adminstrator with an entire human resources system, there are specific rights, responsibilities, and regulations that you must conform to. In plain language and with a practical, straightforward approach, Baldwin tells you about employment law relating to personnel recruitment and selection; the employment relationship; collective bargaining; wage and hour laws; employment benefits; discrimination laws; health, safety, and privacy; discipline and discharge; and income replacement. By informing themselves of these basic rights and regulations, librarians and library managers will be better equipped to deal with or avoid altogether some of the potential problems that arise between employers and employees in the public library arena. The book also reviews effective management techniques as a way to avoid potentially serious personnel problems. A glossary of employment terms is included.

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Booklist Review

Many state and federal laws relating to employees and employment have been enacted during the past two decades, and library supervisors must be aware of them and their application. Baldwin offers a concise resource on them. Besides employer rights and responsibilities, he discusses employee rights, first in a consideration of the role of the human resources department. Then he covers laws about recruitment, wages and hours, employee benefits, discrimination, and similar topics, noting not only how they relate to the employee but also how supervisor and employer can avoid crossing the lines of good employer practices. A series of case studies illustrates specific types of situations and how they might have been dealt with more effectively.