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A Practical Writing Guide for Academic Librarians by Jonathan Wallace, Anne Langley

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6

Managing

Of all the people in a library, managers probably have the most writing to do. On top of the other kinds of writing librarians do, you are asked to review your subordinates’ work, document employee behavior, create reports, budgets and proposals, and more.

Your employees and your own boss are counting on you to write fair and appropriate performance appraisals, persuasive and sound budget proposals, and annual reports that accurately and positively highlight your unit’s work. To succeed as a manager, you need to master these types of writing.

Performance reviews

Audience: Staff, managers, administrators, human resources staff.

Demographic or professional attributes: Not all readers are experts in the field.

Objective: To formally ...

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