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Fitting the Pieces Together: Aligning positions and priorities in challenging times

  • Illinois Valley Community College, Jacobs Library 815 North Orlando Smith Street Oglesby, IL, 61348 United States (map)

In our challenging budget times, many of us have had to go through restructuring or a realignment of duties due to hiring freezes or a reduction in force. What impact has this made on our organizations? Do we have the right people doing the right jobs? How do we continue to make strategic advancements with fewer people to do the work? What can we learn from one another regarding how staff function across our institutions?

Before and during this hands-on workshop for deans, directors, and supervisors, you will work on mapping library tasks that need to be accomplished to meet strategic priorities, specific job functions, and essential library processes. The day will also include time to learn about job description best practices from the Director of Human Resources at IVCC and an activity centered on strategic priorities. To make the day as productive as possible, please plan on bringing the following items

USB drive
Campus mission & vision statements and goals
Department mission & vision statements
Department goals
Department Service Contract (promised quality measurements to the public)
Department organizational chart
Department staff list by area
Department budget by area or service
Department position descriptions
Task list for at least one position (see template attached)

  • 8:45-9:00         Registration
  • 9:00-9:05         Welcome – Cathryne Kaufman & Frances Whaley
  • 9:05-10:30        Strategic Priorities – David Stern
  • 10:30-10:45       Break
  • 10:45-11:45        Prioritization & Letting Go – Frances Whaley
  • 11:45-12:30        Lunch *
  • 12:30-1:00         Staff tasks – Cathryne Kaufman & Frances Whaley
  • 1:00-2:00         Job Description Best Practices – Leslie Hofer
  • 2:00-2:30         Roundtable sharing of position types
  • 2:30-3:30         Job Description Revision

*Lunch in cafeteria – attendees pay individually

RSVP by July 13

Earlier Event: June 14
NILRC Board Meeting (Online)
Later Event: August 9
NILRC Board Meeting (Online)