Case Studies: Residencies, Peer Training, and Succession Planning

Wednesday, 2/22/2017
  • 2:00 PM-3:30 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:30 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:30 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:30 PM (Pacific)

Session 3 of the five-session series Re-envisioning Technical Services: Identifying Leadership and Talent Management Best Practices

This session was presented on February 1, 2017. Access the recording and materials now:

This webinar brings together three case studies in cultivating talent: Residency Training, Peer Training, and Leadership Succession Planning. The presenters will describe the benefits, outcomes, and lessons learned from projects that supported librarians at different stages throughout their careers. The session includes three case studies that show how carefully designed programs can support the development of individual librarians and also strengthen the library's strategic efforts to cultivate and retain a diverse workforce and ensure continuity of expertise. 

Learning Outcomes

After attending this webinar attendees will have:
1. Familiarity with several approaches to supporting professional development in technical services;
2. An understanding of how talent management takes place in a variety of leadership development, succession planning, and continuing education and training programs for all levels of staff;
3. Practical ideas about how to implement or enhance education and talent management in several types of library settings;
4. Knowledge of program models that can support or enhance their library's talent management efforts and professional development goals.

Who Should Attend

Library and technical services managers and others interested in the future of technical services


Angela Kinney began working at the Library of Congress in 1981. She has served in progressively responsible positions in Library Services, first as a cataloging technician and now as a division chief of the African, Latin American and Western European Division. Kinney is a graduate of the Library of Congress Leadership Development Program and she holds a BA from Georgetown University and a MLS from The Catholic University of America.
Elyssa Gould serves as the Electronic Resources Librarian at the University of Tennessee and as Book Review Editor for Library Resources and Technical Services (LRTS). Elyssa’s professional interests are centered on bibliographic description, electronic resources, and the future of library technical services. She earned her BA at Georgia College and State University, her MSLS at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a MA in English at Northern Michigan University.
Jacob Nadal is the Executive Director of ReCAP: The Research Collections and Preservation Consortium, a partnership among Columbia University, The New York Public Library, and Princeton University. Mr. Nadal serves as an advisor to the National Digital Stewardship Residency program, the Library of Congress Digital Preservation Outreach and Education initiative. He received his BA from University of Puget Sound and his MLS from Indiana University.



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How to Register

No registration required.

Tech Requirements

NOTE: This webinar will be 90 minutes long.

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