The Librarian Has Left the Building: Keeping the Knowledge Alive through Succession Planning
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Speaker: Cristina Gonzάlez, Professor of Spanish & Professor of Education, University of California – Davis
Speaker: Jerome Offord, University Librarian & Head, Dept. of Library Science, Lincoln University, Inman E. Page Library
Speaker: Joan Giesecke, Dean of Libraries, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Speaker: Katherine Simpson, Associate Director for Organizational Development, American University Library
Speaker: Kyomi Deards, Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska- Lincoln
Faced with a mass retirement of librarians, university libraries need to confront the loss of hundreds of years of subject, programmatic, and institutional knowledge, skills, and abilities. This potentially detrimental gap can be lessened and even avoided by fostering librarian leadership and implementing a succession plan. In this session, a group of diverse librarians and educators in higher education will discuss best practices in succession planning at their own institutions.