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Succession Planning and Implementation in Libraries

Book Description

As the baby boomer generation begins to retire, the focus shifts to the next generation of global leaders in diverse industries. Within the field of library science, succession planning has become a topic of interest to ensure the success of future libraries as the workforce shifts and enable up-and-coming leaders. Succession Planning and Implementation in Libraries: Practices and Resources provides valuable insight into the process of implementing succession planning in libraries. This book delves into the challenges and possibilities of a succession plan’s effect on the success of library organizations. Human resources officers, library administrators, academicians, and students will find this book beneficial to furthering their understanding of current practice in succession planning.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
    1. CHALLENGES OF RESEARCHING SUCCESSION PLANNING
    2. CREATING EFFECTIVE SUCCESSION PLANS
    3. ORGANIZATION OF THE BOOK
  8. Acknowledgment
  9. Chapter 1: Influence and Leadership
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION: A PROFESSION IN FLUX
    3. BACKGROUND: PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY AND SOCIETAL STATURE
    4. WHAT CHARACTERIZES A PROFESSION WITH STATUS AND IMPACT ON SOCIETY?
    5. DOES THE PROFESSION'S FRAGMENTATION EXPLAIN ITS LACK OF SOCIETAL STATUS?
    6. DOES IT MATTER?
    7. IS IT JUST ‘THE NATURE OF THE BEAST’?
    8. IS IT A CHICKEN-AND-EGG PHENOMENON RELATED TO PERSONALITY TYPES?
    9. SUSTAINING AND STRENGHTENING A PROFESSION: WHAT DO WE NEED?
    10. LIBRARY, INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE PROFESSIONALS’ UNDERSTANDING OF, AND NEED FOR, PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP
    11. FUTURE DIRECTIONS: HOW CAN THE NEXT GENERATION OF LIK PROFESSIONALS BE ENOURAGED TO MAKE MORE NOISE?
    12. CONCLUSION: A MODEST PROPOSAL
  10. Chapter 2: Effective Recruitment Practices as Part of a Larger Plan
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. RECRUITMENT IN THE CONTEXT OF SUCCESSION PLANNING
    5. EFFECTIVE RECRUITMENT BY LIBRARY ORGANIZATIONS
    6. LOOKING TO THE FUTURE
  11. Chapter 3: Mentoring for Retention, Promotion, and Advancement
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. FORMAL MENTORING PROGRAMS AT ARL INSTITUTIONS
    5. RESULTS
    6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. APPENDIX
  12. Chapter 4: The Code of Ethics and Workplace Behaviors
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION CODE OF ETHICS: A CONTROVERSIAL HISTORY
    4. EVOLUTION OF THE COE
    5. METHOD: PROCEDURE AND PARTICIPANTS
    6. RESULTS
    7. ETHICS EDUCATION AND COE FAMILIARITY
    8. WORKPLACE BEHAVIORS
    9. RESPONSES TO UNETHICAL BEHAVIOR
    10. ALA MEMBERSHIP AND ETHICAL BEHAVIOR
    11. DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATIONS FOR LIBRARY EDUCATION AND LEADERSHIP
    12. CONCLUSION
    13. APPENDIX
  13. Chapter 5: The Role of Professional Protocols
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. DEFINING PROFESSIONAL PROTOCOLS
    4. STUDY METHODOLOGY
    5. RESULTS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. APPENDIX
  14. Chapter 6: Succession Planning and the Talent Management Toolbox
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. WHY TALENT MATTERS
    4. DEFINING TALENT MANAGEMENT AND ITS RELATION TO SUCCESSION PLANNING
    5. TALENT MANAGEMENT IN THE ACADEMIC LIBRARY: MORE IMPORTANT NOW THAN EVER
    6. A SUCCESSION PLANNING FRAMEWORK FOR YOUR LIBRARY
    7. CONCLUSION
  15. Chapter 7: Strategic Planning in Special Libraries and Information Centers
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. BENEFITS, EVALUATION, AND FAILURE OF STRATEGIC PLANS
    5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
  16. Chapter 8: Succession Planning and the Library
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. IDENTITY
    5. THE LAY OF THE LAND
    6. FUTURE GOALS
    7. WHEN IN DOUBT: SWOT
    8. ROAD MAP
    9. PLANNING MODELS
    10. THE PROCESS
    11. PLANNING TO PLAN
    12. POLICY MAKING
    13. CAREER DEVELOPMENT
    14. CHANGE
    15. AGING WORKFORCE
    16. SKILL SETS
    17. THE PROFESSIONAL PIECE
    18. STAFFING
    19. PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS
    20. TRENDS
    21. NEW APPROACHES
    22. CHALLENGES
    23. LEADERSHIP
    24. CREATIVE THINKING
    25. RECOMMENDATIONS
    26. CONCLUSION
    27. RESOURCES
  17. Chapter 9: Preparing Tomorrow’s Library Managers
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. METHOD AND RESEARCH DESIGN
    5. TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT OF LIBRARY LEADERS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. APPENDIX
  18. Related References
  19. Compilation of References
  20. About the Contributors