April 1, 2011 will kick off the second Supervision and Management course presented by State Library staff. This is a 6-weeks course covering staffing and human resources topics, policies, planning, budgeting, ethics and interpersonal relationships. The first and last sessions will be full day classes held in Ruston at Lincoln Parish Library; the intervening weeks will be 4 webinars. The first session is on a Friday; all other sessions are on Thursdays. There will be some homework and an open-book test at the end of the course.
The course is aimed at paraprofessional library staff, although anyone may come. This course is also certified for and contributes toward Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC), which requires achieving 6 competencies. For more information on LSSC, go to: http://www.ala-apa.org/lsscp/index.html. Anyone who has a high school diploma and has worked in a library for at least a year is eligible to enter the LSSC program.