Pay it Forward: Looking at Succession Planning

A SELS Workshop with Bonnie McKewon at Ashland Public Library

March 22, 10-3

Like any other organization, libraries need to plan for staffing transitions. Pay It Forward suggests practical approaches that help pave the way for new personnel.  Attendees will discuss succession planning questions. What are the library’s annual routines? Budget prep…policy review…job evaluations…where are those documents found?  What vendors does the library use for print purchases? For digital subscriptions? Is there an instruction manual for the ILS system…for the public computers?

Answering these questions helps light the path for incoming staff.  Staffing changes can be expected or surprising—workshop participants are sure to have “new hire” stories to share.  Plus, library boards should work on their own brand of succession planning—Pay It Forward talks about that, too!

Register at

http://bit.ly/Pay4ward1

This program is supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Nebraska Library Commission.

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