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Succession Planning in the Library: Developing Leaders, Managing Change
Drawing on her expertise as a leading consultant on human resource issues in the library, Paula Singer addresses the often fraught issue of planning for change at the top of an organization.
Paperback, 147 pages
Published May 1st 2010 by American Library Association
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Sep 08, 2016 Alex Lawless rated it it was ok
Eh, on a whole I was not impressed with this book. I would have preferred the author's speak in a clear, concise manner rather than the convoluted writing style they chose. And as much as I like examples, especially when incorporating new ideas and laying out programs for people, there is such a thing as too much. When one could have sufficed efficiently they would provide four or five. There were some particularly helpful forms that I've made note of and found helpful, but even those don't make ...more
I had a hard time giving this three stars and only did so because the authors laid out helpful strategies for succession planning and had useful ideas on mentoring. However, I found the overall tone of the book offensive: it was quite clear that the only people who count are those in supervisory or management positions, the 'higher up', the better. Staff members not meeting expectations were referred to as 'deadwood'. For an institution as democratic as the public library, this was a disappointm ...more