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The Next Generation of Managers – Home Grown or New Blood?

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by Laura Blessing, presented at ACRL ULS Current Topics Discussion Group, January 2009.

by Laura Blessing, presented at ACRL ULS Current Topics Discussion Group, January 2009.

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    • 1. Growing Your Own: Turning Librarians into Managers Laura Blessing Director of Personnel Management NCSU Libraries
    • 2. What Issues are We Trying to Solve?
    • 3. What is the solution?
      • SP&M
      • Succession Planning and Management
      • -- the deliberate and systematic effort by an organization to ensure leadership continuity in key positions, retain and develop intellectual and knowledge capital for the future, and encourage individual advancement.
      • (Rothwell, 2001)
    • 4. Implementing SP&M
      • Identify leadership competencies
      • Make management training available
      • Train managers in mentoring;
      • --assign mentors
      • Make management opportunities available
    • 5. Barriers to SP&M
    • 6. What steps do we take now?
      • Hire early career librarians with an interest in management
      • Identify positions that could guide librarians into managerial positions
      • Identify current librarians with an interest in management
      • Foster managerial growth through training, mentoring and appropriate rewards
      • Work with your HR reps to integrate your processes
    • 7. SP&M Examples
      • NCSU Libraries Fellows
      • ... program offers new librarians the opportunity for rapid professional growth through assignment to an innovative project, combined with experience and mentoring in a department.
    • 8. Training Opportunities
      • TRLN Management Academy
      • ... is an experimental learning program to prepare aspiring and current mid-level managers in academic libraries for the demands associated with the management of resources.
    • 9. Works Cited
      • Rothwell, W. J. (2001). Effective Succession Planning. New York: AMACOM Books.
      • National Academy Of Public Administration. (1997). Managing succession and developing leadership: Growing the next generation of public service leaders. Washington, DC: NAPA.
      • Curran, W. (2003). Succession: The next ones at bat. College and Research Libraries , 64(2).
      • Wilder, Stanley J. (1999). The age demographics of academic librarians: A profession apart. Journal of Library Administration , 28 (3).
    • 10. Pictures from Flickr.com
      • --from title page and page 2
      • Plant, by w_ylwen, last accessed January 17, 2009 .
      • Caution, by beniot, last accessed January 17, 2009 .
      • Playing , by Teo, last accessed January 17, 2009.
      • Pair of Scissors, by Delta407, last accessed January 17, 2009 .
      • Technology Committee Meeting, by Pesky Library, last accessed January 17, 2009.
    • 11. More pictures from Flickr.com
      • --from page 5
      • Office Space Anyone, by CodeFin, Last accessed January 17, 2009.
      • One Dollar Bill, by Samikeinanen, Last accessed January 17, 2009 .
      • 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, by Cliff1066, Last accessed January 17, 2009.
      • Connect the Dots, by rkeohane, Last accessed January 17, 2009.