Library Human Resources Webinar Series with HR Source

Library Human Resources Webinar Series, brought to you by IHLS Illinois Heartland Library System and presented by HR Source

IHLS has partnered with the human resource experts at HR Source to bring IHLS members a series of webinars on important HR topics. Join us for one or all. 

HR Source sessions typically range in cost from $35 to $250, but these webinars are only $10 for all IHLS-member libraries. Each session is limited to 60 participants.


Scheduled Webinars:

Job Descriptions:
Why, What, and How?


APRIL 22, 2021
10-11:30 A.M.


A job description is an important tool to recruit and select the right candidate for the job. In addition, an effectively written, up-to-date job description contributes to the success of most HR functions: recruiting and onboarding, setting expectations, assessing and developing a new hire, promoting, rewarding, and ultimately engaging and retaining candidates. The session will provide a proven process to ensure your organization is putting its best foot forward with comprehensive and compliant job descriptions.

Topics covered in this session include:

  • The importance of job descriptions and how they serve to protect your organization
  • Strategies for gathering data and information necessary to develop the job description
  • Determining the necessary content for your job descriptions
  • Applying this information and developing an effective job description


Conflict Management


MAY 20, 2021
10-11:30 A.M.


Conflict Management Does the word "conflict" send you running for cover? Get you hot under the collar? Sound like a great opportunity to improve your organization? Conflict is necessary, even helpful, for organizations to grow and change. However, it still makes most people uncomfortable at best.


Topics covered in this session include:

  • Exploring why conflict is so difficult
  • Common conflict styles
  • Identifying when to use each conflict style
  • Tips for having those difficult conversations


Critical Conversations:
Conducting Effective

JUNE 17, 2021
10-11:30 A.M.


Managers and supervisors are busy. So, when employees are doing their job, it’s
easy to forget to take the time to let them know that they’ve done a good job. On the
other hand, nobody likes to have those “difficult” conversations with employees to let
them know that they’re not quite cutting it! In this session, we’ll go through the steps
of conducting one-on-ones and performance feedback discussions while addressing
the supervisor’s responsibilities.

Topics covered in this session include:

  • Owning the message
  • Preparing concrete examples
  • Providing balanced feedback
  • Gaining the employee’s buy-in
  • Mandating compliance (if necessary)
  • Discussing solutions
  • Summarizing and documenting
  • Following-up

Additional Details

The Library Human Resources Webinar Series is brought to IHLS-member libraries by Illinois Heartland Library System.

Each participant must register individually for each session. 

Sessions will be recorded and available to registrants for 7 days after the live webinar.


Presented by the Experts at HR Source

HR Source has been a leader in providing service to employers for over a century. Through the years, the association has directed all of its efforts towards achieving a single purpose: to keep organizations strong, prosperous and competitive by partnering to strengthen their human resource practices. Today, our strong and growing not-for-profit organization serves a diverse array of over 1100 employers including manufacturers, public employers, financial service providers, and social service agencies.

Our association delivers first-rate training and development programs, timely information, local and national benchmarking data, forums for member networking, and a menu of solutions to current management challenges. Our services focus on training employees to keep pace with today's constantly changing work environment, complying with complex regulations, attracting and retaining talent, and building relationships with other employers and valuable resources.

HR Source’s dedicated and experienced staff strive to provide our members and clients with the most current information, counsel and best practices available. We believe the human side of the organization is the key differentiating factor and we endeavor to offer employers effective and efficient services that allow them to thrive.