LLAMA Webinar explores staff succession planning, recruitment, and on-boarding

For Immediate Release
Thu, 02/13/2020

Contact:

Fred Reuland

LLAMA program officer, continuing education

Library Leadership and Management Association

ALA

3122805032

freuland@ala.org

LLAMA Webinar explores staff succession planning, recruitment, and on-boarding

 

Employee transitions in libraries can be challenging for individuals and organizations to navigate. Periods of employee turnover often lead to confusion about staff roles and future opportunities. This can negatively impact services and users. However, careful planning for staff succession, recruitment and on-boarding can help mitigate these negative effects.

 

The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Exploring the Use of Succession Planning to Improve Recruitment and On-boarding,” on Wednesday, March 4, at 1:30-3:00 pm CT. In this webinar, presenters will define the concepts of succession planning and on-boarding. Through two case studies, attendees will learn how these concepts informed a supervisor’s hiring and on-boarding process and what the positive impact was on supervisees in the first year.

 

At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

• define the concepts of succession planning and on-boarding

• understand how these concepts can impact decision making regarding recruitment and hiring

• evaluate on-boarding activities through the lens of human resources best practices, and the perspectives of supervisors and new employees.

• identify opportunities to translate these concepts into their own practice

 

This webinar addresses several of including: Team Building, Change Management, Communication Skills, and Emotional Intelligence.

 

Who Should Attend: All library workers who are involved with hiring and onboarding employees

 

Our Presenters: Carolyn Schubert, Interim Director of Research & Education Services, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia; Alyssa Valcourt, Science and Mathematics Librarian, James Madison University; Liz Chenevey, Psychology Librarian, James Madison University

 

Registration: LLAMA member $49; Non-LLAMA member $59; LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $199; Non-LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $239; Student: $29

 

Register online:

To register with a purchase order or by mail, contact Vicky Williams: vwilliams@ala.org

 

Can’t attend the live event? No problem! If you register you will automatically receive a link to the recorded version for later viewing.

Tech Requirements: This webinar uses GoToWebinar software which may require a small download.

Questions about this webinar: contact Fred Reuland at .

 

About the Library Leadership and Management Association

(LLAMA) advances outstanding leadership and management practices in library and information services by encouraging and nurturing individual excellence in current and aspiring library leaders. LLAMA is a division of the .