From September through December last year I took Basic Public Library Administration with the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s SLIS Continuing Education department and gained some valuable knowledge.
It was a valuable course in that I was taking it with librarians that were already in management or directors of libraries primarily in Wisconsin. I could learn so much from them and from what they are doing at their libraries. Being a youth services librarian, I understand the importance of children’s services very much but this class made me think more about the services we provide to teens and adults.
Through this course and its assignments I learned so much more. Below is a list of what I did:
- I learned more about the CREW Method for weeding and collection development/management.
- I had the chance to evaluate one of my programs for sustainability and relevance.
- I created my first budget presentation to increase staffing and teen programming.
I look forward to taking the Advanced Public Library Administration course in the future.