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Transitioning from Buddy to Boss for Library Leaders Webcast - MALA HR Series  

This is a pre-recorded, 31 minute webcast. With our online anytime format, you will immediately receive the link to the webcast, password and the link to the webcast handout upon successful registration. You do not need any special software to view and listen, just a computer!  Since passwords are changed frequently, we suggest viewing the webcast as soon as possible after registering.


Routinely in libraries, leaders have come up through the ranks to take on management roles. Advancing to this position is a more significant change than it appears on the surface. Without doubt, your relationships will change. And as with anything, you can either be helped or hindered. This presentation covers the process of making the successful transition from being a workplace buddy to being “the boss.”

In this webcast, you will:

  • Distinguish between “friends” versus “friendly”
  • Learn why and how you must change your relationships
  • Define your new reality as a manager by establishing boundaries and clarifying roles
  • Explore the positives of the relationships you have built as well as the pitfalls

Presenter: Tiffany Hentschel, SPHR, is the Employee Relations Manager for Johnson County Government.  She has worked in Human Resources in the public sector for over 15 years, serving more than nine years at the Johnson County Library.  Tiffany earned a Master's Degree in Human Resources Development and a Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources Management from Webster University.  She is a member of the MARC Government Training Institute Supervisory Certificate training team and also trains on a variety of HR topics.


Each registration entitles the registrant only to access the webcast. Registrations may not be shared in any way or viewed in a group setting. You may not broadcast or redistribute in any way without prior approval from Mid-America Library Alliance. That includes, but is not limited to, displaying webcast via projector, large screen tv, or overhead projector.

  • MALA member: $15.00
  • Non-member:   $30.00

MALA Webcast Billing/Refund/Credit Policy:  We prefer all webcasts to be prepaid.  If you prefer to be billed, there is a $5 charge for this service.