Please note: this session is being offered at the Nova Scotia Provincial Library.

Staff Planning During a Time of Demographic Turmoil

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 Australia. Hear her discuss best practices and practical strategies that can ensure that your library is prepared to meet the upcoming renewal and change of the workforce.

WHEN

March 22, 2005

3 - 4 pm Eastern time
TELECONFERENCE

REGISTER ON-LINE TODAY at www.thepartnership.ca.  Scroll down to 2004/2005 Calendar and click on March 22 to register.

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.

FEES

 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.


Instructor Biography

 Currently Executive Director of the Ontario Legislative Library, Vicki is also an adjunct faculty member of the University of Toronto's Faculty of Information Studies. She has a long-standing interest in staff and succession planning and has recently completed a six-week tour of Australia and New Zealand, working with a group of university libraries to develop individual succession plans and a national strategy for Australian libraries. Vicki is editor of a book on succession planning that will be published in 2004 by Scarecrow Press.

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