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Addressing the Challenges of Retaining Institutional Knowledge
Institutional knowledge and library leadership skills are quickly exiting libraries through retirement, job mobility, and routine turnover. How can we best deal with this knowledge loss? Through succession planning, building bench strength, and focusing on the strengths and knowledge of exiting employees, organizations can create a dynamic process for providing employees with the resources and support they need to grow into new roles.
In this workshop, participants will:
Understand and appreciate the need for succession planning at all levels
Learn what it means to build your “bench strength” and how to get started
Discover ways to encourage tenured staff to share their institutional knowledge and help with the development of emerging leaders within the organization
Kimberly Bishop, MA, MLS, currently serves as the Staff Development Manager for Dayton Metro Library (Ohio). She has held a variety of public service and management positions in libraries and non-profit organizations across the United States. Kim is devoted to creating passionate and purposeful teams by empowering library workers with the knowledge, skills, and abilities they need to succeed. You can find her online @Love4Libraries on both Twitter and Instagram where she shares food for thought as well as occasional foodie musings.