Succession Planning In Canadian Academic Libraries by Janneka Guise

Succession Planning In Canadian Academic Libraries

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Succession Planning in Canadian Academic Librariesexplores the current Canadian academic library environment, and the need for succession planning in that environment. The literature review demonstrates the lack of reported succession planning activities in Canadian academic libraries. Site visits and in-depth interviews with professional librarians at six libraries across Canada highlight best practices and barriers to succession planning. These best practices and barriers are addressed in individual chapters, with tips and strategies for library leaders.

  • Focuses on the Canadian academic library
  • Includes a comprehensive literature review on succession planning in academic libraries
  • Provides evidence-based approach to why succession planning is or is not happening in Canadian academic libraries

About The Author

Janneka Guise is currently Head of the Eckhardt-Gramatté Music Library at the University of Manitoba, Canada. She has worked in large and small academic libraries across Canada since 1999. She has a Master of Music (University of Western Ontario) and a Master of Library and Information Studies (University of Alberta). In 2011 she compl...

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Title:Succession Planning In Canadian Academic LibrariesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:124 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:October 7, 2015Publisher:Woodhead PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0081001460

ISBN - 13:9780081001462

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Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Introduction


The Canadian academic library landscape

Canadian Association of Research Libraries

What is succession planning?

The changing role of the academic librarian

  • Chapter 2: Literature Review

Corporate succession planning

Library succession planning

Elements of succession planning


  • Chapter 3: Methodology

Part one: online survey

Part two: on-site interviews


  • Chapter 4: Themes

The participants

The libraries

The themes


  • Chapter 5: Best Practices

Preliminary planning

Identifying participants and conducting the talent review

Implementation, training, and feedback


  • Chapter 6: Barriers


Transparency and fairness

Organizational structure as a barrier

Knowledge transfer

Changing roles of librarians/archivists/libraries


  • Chapter 7: Implications

Preliminary planning

Identifying participants and conducting the talent review

Implementation, training, and feedback

The end and the beginning