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Succession Planning in Canadian Academic Libraries
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Succession Planning in Canadian Academic Libraries explores the current Canadian academic library environment, and the need for succession planning in that environment. The literature review demonstrates the lack of reported succession planning activities in Canadian academic libraries. Site visits and in-depth interviews with professional librarians at six libraries across Canada highlight best practices and barriers to succession planning. These best practices and barriers are addressed in individual chapters, with tips and strategies for library leaders.
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Explores the current Canadian academic library environment and the need for succession planning within it.

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Chapter 1: Introduction Thesis The Canadian academic library landscape Canadian Association of Research Libraries What is succession planning? The changing role of the academic librarian Chapter 2: Literature Review Corporate succession planning Library succession planning Elements of succession planning Summary Chapter 3: Methodology Part one: online survey Part two: on-site interviews Appendix Chapter 4: Themes The participants The libraries The themes Summary Chapter 5: Best Practices Preliminary planning Identifying participants and conducting the talent review Implementation, training, and feedback Summary Chapter 6: Barriers Budget Transparency and fairness Organizational structure as a barrier Knowledge transfer Changing roles of librarians/archivists/libraries Summary Chapter 7: Implications Preliminary planning Identifying participants and conducting the talent review Implementation, training, and feedback The end and the beginning Conclusion Appendix Index

About the Author

Janneka Guise is currently Head of the Eckhardt-Gramatte Music Library at the University of Manitoba, Canada. She has worked in large and small academic libraries across Canada since 1999. She has a Master of Music (University of Western Ontario) and a Master of Library and Information Studies (University of Alberta). In 2011 she completed the Graduate Professional Certificate in Library Sector Leadership from the University of Victoria, Canada. She has been involved in Strategic Planning and Program Assessment throughout her career, and her current interests include Developmental Evaluation, Innovation in Libraries and Succession Planning. She was Guest Editor for the December 2011 issue of the Canadian Library Association's Feliciter, on the topic of "Boomers Busting Out". This book is the product of work conducted during a Research Study Leave from the University of Manitoba Libraries in 2013-2014.

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