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AUDIO CONFERENCE: STAFF PLANNING DURING A TIME OF DEMOGRAPHIC TURMOIL

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What impact will the retirement of baby boomers have on your library? How can you get boomers and Xers to work together? How will staff planning help to ensure that your library will have the skilled and trained people it needs when it needs them? What are your responsibilities as an organization and as an individual for succession and staff planning?

Vicki Whitmell of Whitmell and Associates is the editor of an upcoming book on succession and staff planning and she has recently completed a country-wide project on staff and succession planning in Australia.  She will present an audio conference on "Staff Planning During a Time of Demographic Turmoil" on March 22nd.  This is a program of the Education Institute: The learning programs of the APLA-BCLA-LAA-NSLA-OLA-SLA Partnership and the one hour session can be heard at the Nova Scotia Provincial Library.

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE
This session is of interest to management staff in all types of libraries.

BENEFITS OF THE PROGRAM
Following the session participants will be able to:
* identify the demographic challenges in today's library workforce;
* find out what other libraries are doing to meet these challenges and
* put into place practical succession and staff planning initiatives in their library.

KEY TOPICS EXPLORED DURING THE SESSION
* Why libraries and the library profession need to be concerned about staff and succession planning
* Why demographic change is challenging libraries and how they are structured and operate
* What can be done to ensure that your library is prepared as boomers retire and as younger librarians enter the workforce
* How younger users are impacting the way that library services are and should be offered
* The importance of professional development and continuing education to your library staff

METHOD OF INSTRUCTION
Audio session, accompanied by PowerPoint handouts.

SESSION DETAILS:
- Time: Tuesday, March 22nd, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
- Place:Conference Room, Nova Scotia Provincial Library, 3770 Kempt Road, Halifax
- This session is free and registration is on a first come first serve basis.
- Parking is available in front of the building.

Please respond to Carol Morris at [log in to unmask] or by phone at 424-2477 if you would like to attend this session.

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