Nearly half of all Montana's Librarians are within a few years of retirement age. It’s not only a vacancy in the director's chair that can challenge a library's ability to remain vital and important in its community, however. If a library loses its IT officer, its chief financial officer, or another key player on the staff, it can be nearly as drastic as a sudden vacancy in the director's office.

Together with part 2, this 3-hour workshop, targeted to the volunteer boards of Montana public libraries, will help library leadership understand the process of identifying, planning and executing a plan to replace key staff in situations resulting from both planned and unexpected vacancies.

The seminar will address the process of identifying and developing potential successors within current staff and the issues and process of finding qualified and motivated individuals externally when internal staff may not have the skills or desire to assume a leadership position.

Presented by Jim Nys, Personnel-Plus! Helena, MT

CE category: Library Administration
Originally recorded on June 3, 2014
Find part 2 of this series here: vimeo.com/98166860

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