Succession Planning

Succession Planning: The Future of Your Library Depends on It

an ALCTS program at the ALA Annual Conference
Saturday, June 28 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Anaheim, California

Chances are your library, like others, is faced with key leadership vacancies and the resulting loss of institutional knowledge and expertise. Preparing the next generation of leaders requires more than a hope and a prayer. Succession planning is the tool de force that libraries need to move forward with confidence. Understanding its key concepts will give you a foundation for building a reservoir of talent ready to respond to the challenges facing your library.


  • Vicki Whitmell, Executive Director of the Ontario Legislative Library
  • Nanette Donohue, Technical Services Manager, Champaign Public Library (Ill.)
  • LeRoy LaFleur, Head, Arlington Campus Library, George Mason University

Sponsored by

ALCTS Leadership Development Committee

Cosponsored by

  • Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
  • Public Library Association (PLA)
  • Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA)

Program Chair: Betsy Simpson