Reviews and Testimonials
Numerous factors have contributed to the challenges of libraries to continue providing services to their users. Among the most critical of those challenges is attracting and retaining talent to lead organizations into the future. This volume delves into many aspects of the profession: employment; leadership development; work-life balance; and career progression. Relatively little has been written about succession planning in libraries, yet the time is here for organizations to seriously think about transitional leadership.
– Brian Doherty, Dean of the Jane Bancroft Cook Library, New College of Florida
Succession planning is a highly relevant issue in present-day librarianship as a generation of librarians reaches retirement. Economic cutbacks make the issue even more relevant to the future of the profession. This book raises many questions, offers suggestions and guidance, but does not propose all the answers. The variety of perspectives and topics combines to make a whole picture. This volume is recommended to anyone with an interest in succession planning in libraries.
– Catherine Gilbert, Parliament of Australia Library, Australian Library Journal, 64(2)