New from ACRL – “Conversations that Work”

Conversations that WorkACRL announces the publication of Conversations that Work: Conducting Performance Assessments by Phillipa Brown (SPHR) and M. Sue Baughman. The third entry in the ACRL Active Guide series, Conversations that Work is a practical guide for addressing the real-life experiences of conducting performance evaluations in the workplace. Tools and techniques for all stages are provided, including exercises that offer the opportunity to practice and develop your assessment and evaluation skills.

The book additionally includes a variety of scenarios describing different types of evaluation conversations, providing concrete examples from which to learn. The scenarios and exercises are a mix of creative license and reconstruction of portions of actual cases from the authors’ experiences and those shared by colleagues. Conversations that Work provides solid advice and examples to demystify and improve the performance evaluation process.

ACRL Active Guides is an occasional series devoted to providing practical guidance on workplace issues. Previous Active Guide titles are Life-Work Balance and Influencing without Authority.

Conversations that Work: Conducting Performance Assessments is available for purchase through the ALA Online Store, by telephone order at (866) 746-7252 in the U.S. or (770) 442-8633 for international customers.