Who’s Next in Line? Succession Planning Practices of Academic Libraries


As libraries continue to evolve in their future of unlimited possibilities, they frequently undergo transitions in leadership that have an impact on service efficiency, organizational consistency, and alignment of priorities and strategies. Many Filipino librarians in the top-level management are now approaching retirement. Some librarians leave their organization for a greener pastures and better opportunities in other libraries. A few of them consider change of career. These problems become complicated as there is a shortage of new licensed librarians, huge gap between top-level and mid-level management, and neglect of succession planning in the human resource development. Succession planning, as a tool for organizational development, is a useful technique for academic libraries. This paper investigates the current practices and approaches of succession.

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Rhea Rowena U. Apolinario, University of the Philippines Diliman, Philippines
Marian Ramos Eclevia, De La Salle University, Philippines

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Conference: LibEuro2016
Stream: Librarianship - Management, leadership, planning, operation, and monitoring

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