Identifies the issues related to the large number of expected retirees in libraries and information management organizations over the next five to ten years. Practitioners, researchers, and educators discuss the situation and the urgent need for action that will ensure that these organizations can provide the education, training, and proper work environment for their staff.
Vicki Whitmell is Executive Director of the Legislative Library for the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, Canada. A former Executive Director of the Canadian Library Association, she has spoken widely on the development of succession and staff plans.
Part 1 Introduction Chapter 2 1 Libraries and the Aging Workforce: An Overview Chapter 3 2 Next Generation Librarians in the Workplace Chapter 4 3 The Future Skills Needs of Information Professionals in the United Kingdom Chapter 5 4 Planning for the Next Generation of Librarians: Professional Education and Workplace Strategies Chapter 6 5 Meeting the Training and Development Needs of an Aging Workforce Chapter 7 6 Looking Outside Our Borders Chapter 8 7 Deans, Directors, and Department Chairs in LIS Education: From Whence New Leadership? Chapter 9 8 To Fill or How to Fill - That Is the Question: Succession Planning and Leadership Development in Academic Libraries Chapter 10 9 Practical Strategies for Staff and Succession Planning in Libraries Chapter 11 10 Succession in Academic Libraries: The Task at Hand Chapter 12 11 Diversity and Libraries Chapter 13 12 Mentoring for Staff and Succession Planning Chapter 14 13 Succession Planning: A Selective Bibliography for Librarians Part 15 About the Contributors