A ready-to-use toolkit for the library HR manager. This nuts-and-bolts primer is a treasure trove of templates, forms, samples, and checklists that you can start using today. Organized in a Q&A format for quick reference, the author asks the everyday questions that few other guides bother to address. How do you write a job description? What kinds of questions should i ask in the interview? How should star employees be recognized? What are the most important elements in training staff? How do we handle a Reduction in Force? Every answer is specifically tailored to libraries' particular needs and circumstances. From the basics of hiring and firing, training, evaluation, legal requirements, recruitment and retention - to hot topics like attracting minorities to librarianship, the 'graying' of the library workforce, technologies useful for HR tasks, and more - this book is the ideal go-to guide for quick, well informed advice, useful summaries of the most important research and professional resources, and proven HR tools for every kind of library.