Does the thought of conducting performance evaluations fill you with dread? Are you looking for proven ways to improve your evaluation process? Do you want to explore methods for using your evaluations to effect change in your library or cultural heritage organization? Join our experienced panel to discuss these questions and learn more about how to maximize the effectiveness of your performance evaluations.
By the end of this class, students will be able to:
- List at least one way to improve your current performance evaluation process
Describe at least one method for using evaluations to improve your organization
Explain at least one strategy for conducting evaluations with confidence
Takeya McLaurin is currently the Senior Director of Human Resources at Lyrasis, a non-profit organization serving and supporting libraries, archives, museums, and cultural heritage organizations around the world. Prior to assuming this role, Takeya held a variety of HR leadership roles at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has also previously served as the Chief Human Resources Officer at the Richard Bland College of William & Mary. Takeya holds two professional HR certifications (SHRM-CP and PHR), a B.S. in Business Administration from Old Dominion University and an MBA from the New York Institute of Technology. In May of 2023, she obtained a Doctorate degree in Education from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Thomas Vose has been director of the Ruth Enlow Library since 2017, and was previously a librarian in California. He received his MLIS from UCLA (2006), as well as an MA in history (2003) from UC Riverside, and was a Eureka! Leadership Institute alumnus (2009). Thomas is active in the ALA’s Games and Gaming Round Table, as well as in the MLA Futures of Libraries Interest Group and the Grantsville Lions Club. He reads a lot of history and nonfiction generally and likes to learn interesting new things about the world around us. He lives in Accident, MD with his wife and four children.
Ashley Biggs is the Marketing and Outreach Librarian at the Maryland State Library for the Blind and Print Disabled in Baltimore, Maryland. She holds a BA in English Literature from Wesley College in Dover, DE, and a Master’s in Library and Information Science from Long Island University in Greenvale, NY. She holds additional certifications in public relations, marketing, and communications.