Associate Dean Courtney Selby Authors Chapter for Academic Law Library Director Perspectives

Courtney Selby, Associate Dean for Information Services, Director of the Law Library & Associate Professor of Law

Courtney Selby, associate dean for information services, director of the law library and associate professor of law, authored a chapter for the book Academic Law Library Director Perspectives: Case Studies and Insights (William S. Hein & Co., Inc. 2015).

The chapter written by Professor Selby, “Library Director as Manager of Union Employees,” is a case study involving the types of managerial issues that arise when some or all of the workforce is unionized.

The book, to be published in April 2015 as part of the AALL Publications Series sponsored by the American Association of Law Libraries, is intended for new or aspiring law library directors, focusing on the pieces of directors’ jobs that are not explicitly mentioned in the job description.

From the Publisher

This book serves as a supplemental guide to educating new or aspiring law library directors. Practical in nature, it focuses on the pieces of directors’ jobs that are not explicit in any written description of the job. Most chapters focus on one of the director’s roles (e.g., mentor, mediator, fundraiser, opportunity seeker, politician, or committee member). Each starts with a case study to provide a realistic context in which to examine the subject, followed by analysis and commentary by successful, sitting directors. When possible, more than one commenter on a fact pattern was provided, to allow for a diversity of opinions and to highlight idea-generation over any specific solution. Other chapters cover basic issues such as privacy, finances, data, and when (and how) to say no.