Succession Planning Through Mentoring in the Library

Julie Ann Leuzinger, Jennifer Rowe


This paper addresses succession planning through mentoring within the library. The authors define succession planning as the recruitment, development, and advancement of library personnel to fill staffing gaps and prepare future leaders. The benefit to libraries through the use of mentoring in succession planning will be addressed given this will allow the cultivation of more knowledgeable and confident employees. The authors will explore the concepts in this area through the literature, discuss the results of their study conducted via survey and provide recommendations for implementing a succession planning program through the use of mentoring based on their findings.


succession planning; mentoring; survey

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