ACRLog has published a guest post from Candice Benjes-Small (William & Mary), “Remote Managing in the Time of Corona.” Benjes-Small, Head of Research Services at William & Mary Libraries, shares ten recommendations for how to manage library work and staff remotely during the pandemic.
Much of Benjes-Small’s management focuses on flexibility and understanding that remote management during the coronavirus pandemic cannot be focused on productivity: “It’s not the time to micromanage employees’ schedules or insist people be as available between 8-5. As long as the essential work is completed, I trust my reports to figure out the how and when- and to let me know if they need help.”
These recommendations are helpful, even for those who don’t directly manage staff.
This post was produced through a cooperation between Claudia Berger, Jennifer Matthews, Katie Mills, Lorena O'English, Alessandra Otero, Ingrid Reiche, John Russell, Julie Vecchio, Sapna Verma (Editors-at-large for the week), Caitlin Christian-Lamb (Editor for the week), and Nickoal Eichmann-Kalwara, Linsey Ford, Ian Goodale, and Pamella Lach (dh+lib Review Editors).