Succession Planning and Implementation in Libraries: Practices and Resources
Kiyomi D. Deards, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Gene R. Springs, Rutgers University
Succession planning concerns methods of transitioning from the out-going employee to their replacement. In most cases, succession planning is used in the context of replacing the leader of an organization. The majority of the existing literature focuses on the preparation and promotion of internal candidates, and how to choose a replacement. This publication will expand the literature by focusing on the importance of the development of library culture, policies, and documentation as integral parts of succession planning.
Objective of the Book
As leaders in the library community change jobs or retire, the need for thoughtful development of library culture, policies, and documentation are necessary to develop effective leaders and ensure smooth transitions of power. This publication will add to the existing literature by addressing key components of succession planning providing a thoughtful overview of methods to ensure successful changes in leadership. The unique characteristics of this book are its focus on creation of policy, documentation, and the development of professional library culture.
The prospective audience for this book will be: college, university and research libraries, library and information science faculty concerned with management issues, human resources officers, personal officers, organizational officers, administrators, librarians, library and information science students, and others interested in library leadership issues.
Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
Succession Planning: The Importance
Communities of Practice
Advancement and Retention
This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com.
Editorial Advisory Board Members
Jon Cawthorne, San Diego State University, USA
Joan Giesecke, University of Nebraska Lincoln, USA
Beth McNeil, Purdue University, USA
Maureen Sullivan, Maureen Sullivan Associates, USA
Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document)
Kiyomi D. Deards
University of Nebraska Lincoln
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