Wednesday, September 30, 2015

When library deans and directors make public statements, they invariably acknowledge staff as the library’s most important asset. It seems that this platitude is becoming increasingly relevant as academic and research libraries make the transition from collections-centred to services-centred organizations. The staff line is the largest budget line in most library budgets, and staff will determine the success of the 21st century library. Now is the time to consider the ways in which we think about new and better ways of recruiting, training, and retaining staff.

Go to source: http://sr.ithaka.org/sites/default/files/files/SR_Issue_Brief_Talent_Management_for_Academic_Libraries090115.pdf