Title: Sustaining your Organization’s Future: Mentoring and Succession Planning in Libraries
Guest Speaker: Julie Leuzinger, Head of Library Learning Services, and Jennifer Rowe, Social Sciences & Community Engagement Librarian, University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries
Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Time: 10am CT / 9am MT
Description: Are you concerned about who will carry on the work when you leave your library? Would you like to have a network of mentors to guide you professionally? In the business sector, it has long been recognized that mentoring is beneficial to both the mentee and mentor, can result in greater organizational effectiveness, and can be used in conjunction with succession planning to ensure that the organization has a skilled pool of internal candidates who are prepared to fill vacancies and leadership roles. Julie Leuzinger and Jennifer Rowe will discuss results of a recent survey of librarians on the prevalence of succession and mentoring plans in academic, public, school, and special libraries and share conclusions, best practices, and takeaways for giving your organization a boost with increased mentoring and succession planning.Read more
Speaker Bio: Julie Leuzinger, Head of Library Learning Services at the University of North Texas, serves as subject librarian for the Department of Political Science and has 20 years of management and supervisory experience. Her research interests are library management, succession planning, mentoring, and political participation among college students. She is active in her local League of Women Voters and received her MLS from Texas Women’s University in 2006.
Jennifer Rowe, Social Sciences and Community Engagement Librarian at the University of North Texas, serves as subject librarian for departments of Anthropology, Audiology and Speech Language Pathology, Behavior Analysis, Criminal Justice, Emergency Management and Disaster Science, Public Administration, Rehabilitation and Health Services, and Social Work. She coordinates the UNT Eagle Commons Library Funding Information Network resources and outreach to the local nonprofit community as well. She received her MLS from UNT in 2012.
For more information: https://nnlm.gov/scr/professional-development/connections. No registration is required for this class.
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