Finding new leaders at Binghamton University Libraries

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A presentation summarizing the results and recommendations on filling leadership roles in an university library.

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Finding new leaders at Binghamton University Libraries

  1. 1. Finding new leaders at Binghamton University Libraries<br />Sarah Maximiek<br />December 3, 2010 <br />
  2. 2. Background<br />“Graying” staff and staff shortages<br />Inability to hire new employees<br />Difficulty filling leadership positions from existing staff <br />
  3. 3. Research questions <br />Why are library employees not willing to move into leadership positions?<br />What steps can be taken by the B.U. Libraries to overcome reluctance to serve in these positions? <br />
  4. 4. Understanding the concepts <br />Why people move into leadership roles <br />Job satisfaction<br />Organizational culture <br />
  5. 5. Methodology <br />Survey<br />Sent to all employees <br />60% response rate <br />Analysis<br />Cross-tabular<br />Thematic <br />Limitations <br />
  6. 6. Findings <br />Leadership development has focused on new employees <br />Career match is a goal for employees<br />Employees are willing to self-identify as interested in new responsibilities<br />
  7. 7. Recommendations<br />Publicize leadership development opportunities across the organization<br />Continue the use of task forces and job restructuring<br />Create a central place for employees to identify <br />
  8. 8. For paper:<br />http://hdl.handle.net/10760/15526<br />

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