Chandos Publishing | English | 2018 | ISBN-10: 0081020724 | 130 Pages | PDF | 1.72 mb
by Sara Holder (Author),? Amber Lannon (Author)
Managing the Multigenerational Librarian Workforce examines how libraries are undergoing a massive shift in their workforce. As baby boomers retire, an influx of Gen Y and millennials has taken their place. This book presents the differences that generational groups bring to the workforce, along with a working mindset that has been shaped, at least in part, by when they were educated and spent their formative early-career years. For the librarian manager, it is important to understand the needs and perspectives of various generations and the career stages they are in if they are to effectively manage the library.
Presents information on the reality of multigenerational workforces in libraries and how to manage expectations and differences
Addresses the challenges of having many kinds of staff, some of which will stem from differing generational perspectives
Provides practical advice on how to recognize different perspectives and how to work with librarians in different career phases and from different generations
About the Author
Sara Holder is Associate Professor and Head of Research and Information Services at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library. She has edited and contributed to monographs and has authored journal articles on subjects including: librarian training and development, library assessment strategies, academic library management, information literacy, and collection development. She is active in ALA, ACRL, and LLAMA, and she is a frequent reviewer for Library Journal. Sara received her MLIS from Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois and her BA from Vassar College.
Amber Lannon is the Associate University Librarian for Academic Services at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada). Previously she was Head of the Humanities and Social Sciences Library at McGill University. She has coauthored several articles and book chapters on a variety of topics including e-book usage, library closures, library management, and dog therapy in libraries and co-edited a monograph for ACRL. She was the founding editor of Ticker: The Academic Business Librarianship Review (http://ticker.mcgill.ca/about). In addition to her MLIS from Dalhousie University, she has an MB