Growing Your Own: Turning Librarians into Managers Laura Blessing Director of Personnel Management NCSU Libraries
What Issues are We Trying to Solve?
What is  the  solution? <ul><li>SP&M  </li></ul><ul><li>Succession Planning and Management </li></ul><ul><li>-- the delibe...
Implementing SP&M <ul><li>Identify leadership competencies </li></ul><ul><li>Make management training available  </li></ul...
Barriers to SP&M
What steps do we take now? <ul><li>Hire early career librarians with an interest in management </li></ul><ul><li>Identify ...
SP&M Examples <ul><li>NCSU Libraries Fellows </li></ul><ul><li>... program offers new librarians the opportunity for rapid...
Training Opportunities <ul><li>TRLN Management Academy </li></ul><ul><li>... is an experimental learning program to prepar...
Works Cited <ul><li>Rothwell, W. J. (2001).  Effective Succession Planning.  New York: AMACOM Books. </li></ul><ul><li>Nat...
Pictures from Flickr.com <ul><li>--from title page and page 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Plant,  by w_ylwen, last accessed January ...
More pictures from Flickr.com <ul><li>--from page 5 </li></ul><ul><li>Office Space Anyone,  by CodeFin, Last accessed Janu...
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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.

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

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