Your library’s event management system does much more than just manage your events. These critical databases can track patron activity, collect payments, send notifications, manage spaces, provide reporting, and keep your staff organized.
Each employee or volunteer within your library, for one reason or another will need some kind of access to the information in your management database. Since libraries come in all sizes, the distribution of this information is provided to staff in many different ways. Sometimes the information is shared in a morning meeting or printed and posted in a staff room for all to see. For others there are different assigned levels of access to the management database for staff members to view based on their job requirements. This solution provides each employee access to the library database anytime they need it while restricting access to sensitive or privileged library data.
LocalHop recently launched its user hierarchy functionality for its organization administrators. Unlike many other software providers LoclaHop’s user roles and actions are not the same across all features. Actions are unique for each assigned role per feature. This allows for more control of users for organization management. With that in mind and without getting too technical, there are roles across all features that we would suggest based on the different roles you might find in libraries.
Here are some of LocalHop’s suggested user roles for your library staff and what they mean:
(Note: Job requirements may overlap or not exist in smaller libraries)
Having defined roles for all employees in your management system database leaves no room for mistakes. Assigning and delegating tasks within your system keeps your staff organized and always up to speed with what is going on. Whether your library has a staff of 5 or 500, selecting the correct user roles will make sure that important information is always accessible for staff while assuring that privileged data is only seen by those who it is meant for.