Please note: this session is being offered at the Nova Scotia Provincial Library.
Instructor: Vicki Whitmell,
Whitmell and Associates.
What impact will the retirement of baby boomers be 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, editor of an upcoming book on succession and staff planning, recently completed a country-wide project on staff and succession planning in
3 - 4 pm Eastern time
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 libraries 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 PowerPoint handouts.
Member: $48.00 + GST
Non-Member $68.00 + GST
Fees include telephone connection, all long-distance charges and allows for multiple people to participate in one location.
Currently Executive Director of the Ontario Legislative Library, Vicki is also an adjunct faculty member of the
The Education Institute
The learning programs of the APLA-BCLA-LAA-NSLA-OLA-SLA Partnership
If you have questions please contact the appropriate Association
or Meredith Gilbert at Ontario Library Association at
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