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Filling the empty chairs –Case study in successionplanningANLTC 2008     Ursula Byrne     Head of Academic Services     Hu...
Early 1980s     NUI Maynooth     Cataloguer
Mid 1980s     University College Dublin     Cataloguer
Late 1980s      University College Dublin      Subject Librarian
Mid 1990s   Liaison Librarian1994 - 2006 Job-sharing / UCD Crèche Committee
Print media projects• QA/QI 2003• Newsletter• Library guides 2002-5• Reports etc
• Horizon Scanning• Team working –  – Web group/pages  – News letter  – Information skills  – E-books
What motivates me?– Drive to achieve beyond expectations– External factors - salary– Achieve for the sake of achievement– ...
Cognitive                        Social skills    skills          MentoringTechnical skills    MAKING A                   ...
What about the Challenges?
Strike a balancebetween :taking advantage ofnew opportunitiesandmanaging a growingworkload.
Reading on Emotional Intelligence:Goleman, Daniel (1998)What makes a leader HarvardBusiness Review Nov-DecThank you.E-mail...
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Filling the empty chairs : succession planning or continued professional development – an Assistant Librarian perspective. Author: Ursula Byrne

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Academic and National Library Training Co-operative briefing, April 4th 2008, Trinity College Dublin. 2008-04-04.

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Filling the empty chairs : succession planning or continued professional development – an Assistant Librarian perspective. Author: Ursula Byrne

  1. 1. Filling the empty chairs –Case study in successionplanningANLTC 2008 Ursula Byrne Head of Academic Services Humanities & Social Sciences UCD Library. Ursula.byrne@ucd.ie
  2. 2. Early 1980s NUI Maynooth Cataloguer
  3. 3. Mid 1980s University College Dublin Cataloguer
  4. 4. Late 1980s University College Dublin Subject Librarian
  5. 5. Mid 1990s Liaison Librarian1994 - 2006 Job-sharing / UCD Crèche Committee
  6. 6. Print media projects• QA/QI 2003• Newsletter• Library guides 2002-5• Reports etc
  7. 7. • Horizon Scanning• Team working – – Web group/pages – News letter – Information skills – E-books
  8. 8. What motivates me?– Drive to achieve beyond expectations– External factors - salary– Achieve for the sake of achievement– Passion for the work itself…pride in a job well done– Energy– Restless with the status quo– Questions – why are things done one way rather than an other ?– Desire to make a difference
  9. 9. Cognitive Social skills skills MentoringTechnical skills MAKING A DIFFERENCE Motivation Self awareness Empathy and Self regulation intuition
  10. 10. What about the Challenges?
  11. 11. Strike a balancebetween :taking advantage ofnew opportunitiesandmanaging a growingworkload.
  12. 12. Reading on Emotional Intelligence:Goleman, Daniel (1998)What makes a leader HarvardBusiness Review Nov-DecThank you.E-mail : Ursula.Byrne@ucd.ie

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