Talent Management and Succession Planning

Wednesday, 3/22/2017
  • 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)

This webinar was presented on March 22, 2017. Access the recording and presentation slides here:

Session 4 of the five-session series Re-envisioning Technical Services: Identifying Leadership and Talent Management Best Practices

What is talent management and how can it help libraries re-envision the workforce they need to transform and innovate? Libraries must evolve as technology drives innovation and complexity and as they move from being collections-based to service-centric organizations. Recruiting, retaining, and developing a dedicated and talented team supports transformation and innovation. Insightful, forward-thinking leaders integrate talent management into human resources to leverage organizational strategy and drive results. They support the continual building of skills and competencies for individuals and team to identify and develop talent in response to a long-range plan and succession planning.

This presentation will introduce the elements of talent management and practical applications to help libraries re-envision their workforces. Presenters will provide tangible ideas and takeaways needed to adopt a talent management mindset and innovative workforce approach. They will share strategies to enhance performance reviews as part of talent development and succession planning.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn about the components of talent management and their relationships to organizational strategies, outcomes, and succession planning.
  • Understand talent management and succession planning within the context of libraries and technical services.
  • Know how to get started addressing the talent management needs within an organization.

Who Should Attend

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


Dr. Meredith Taylor has worked in higher education administration and research libraries for over 16 years; her current role is in administrative operations for the Provost’s Office at the University of Texas. Dr. Taylor also co-authored a study for ARL exploring the utilization of talent management strategies in research libraries.

Dr. Sylvia Hall-Ellis provides leadership and vision for colleagues in higher education, government, and the information industry. A highly successful grant writer and fundraiser, she has more than 40 years of experience working as an administrator, development officer, and project manager. An accomplished writer and editor, she is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Information at San Jose State University. Dr. Hall-Ellis is currently co-authoring a new book on succession planning in libraries.



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How to Register

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NOTE: This webinar will be 90 minutes long.

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