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   ISSN (Print) 1945-8851
   Published by American Library Association Homepage  [9 journals]
  • President's Message

    • Authors: Pixey Anne Mosley
      PubDate: 2017-07-26
      Issue No: Vol. 31, No. 4 (2017)
  • Reflections on Library Leadership

    • Authors: Peter Hernon
      Abstract: Leadership is a complex topic, one that is generating extensive research and analysis across disciplines. This article focuses on four theories pertinent to the library profession: emotional intelligence, four frames, resonant leadership, and multicultural leadership. The last of these theories has generated little attention.
      PubDate: 2017-07-26
      Issue No: Vol. 31, No. 4 (2017)
  • Managing Library Software Development: A Case Study in Developing an
           Inventory Management System for Off-Site Storage Using an Outside

    • Authors: Aaron B. Bales, Robert Fox, Miranda R. VanNevel
      Abstract: Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame established an off-site storage facility in 2015, with only one year to transfer 450,000 items. This necessitated the implementation of an inventory management system (IMS) to track the location of and efficiently retrieve individual items. After conducting an environmental scan of other institutions, the library decided to develop an open source IMS and to contract a developer for the purposes of implementing a working prototype. Working with a contractor required a well-planned development process and a close working relationship. This article describes the project management challenges, development workflow, and lessons learned.
      PubDate: 2017-07-26
      Issue No: Vol. 31, No. 4 (2017)
  • Succession Planning Through Mentoring in the Library

    • Authors: Julie Ann Leuzinger, Jennifer Rowe
      Abstract: 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.
      PubDate: 2017-07-26
      Issue No: Vol. 31, No. 4 (2017)
  • Building A Cloud-based Onboarding Guide for New Academic Librarians

    • Authors: Adam H. Lisbon, Megan E. Welsh
      Abstract: The authors evaluate the onboarding process at their academic library by testing a new onboarding manual that emphasizes building connections with colleagues at the institution and professional development. As a cloud-based document, all Library colleagues could comment and make suggestions, creating buy-in. Through further interviews and focus groups the authors discovered the some of the most difficult challenges of starting a new job in a new library. The study reveals what new Librarians want to see in an onboarding manual, and how they would like their introductions to their new institution to be structured.
      PubDate: 2017-07-26
      Issue No: Vol. 31, No. 4 (2017)
  • It's A Marathon, Not A Sprint, and Other Lessons for Supporting
           Librarianship and Motherhood

    • Authors: Alexandra Gallin-Parisi
      Abstract: Academic library administrators may struggle with how best to support librarians who are also mothers of young children. Using both qualitative interviews with librarian-moms and the current literature on how academic faculty balance work and family, this article highlights four key lessons for library administrators to use to help librarian-moms succeed in the workplace.
      PubDate: 2017-07-26
      Issue No: Vol. 31, No. 4 (2017)
  • Strategic Planning: “Magic-Bullet” or Sleight of Hand

    • Authors: Michael R. Mabe
      Abstract: Many organizations outsource their strategic planning process to a consultant because they believe that a fresh set of eyes will identify an overlooked ‘magic-bullet’ solution to their perennial problems. Unfortunately, this type of uninformed approach leads to organizational confusion and disappointment once the consultant is paid and the final document delivered. No doubt, a consultant can provide fresh solutions to perennial problems. Strategic planning success in any organization is dependent on leadership’s knowledge of management practices, including strategic planning and not just on the one time contributions of an unattached professional strategic plan that can sometime feel like a sleight-of-hand trick. Mature knowledge of how management is practiced coupled with a responsible understanding of the entire strategic planning process will prepare an organization and its leader to effectively incorporate strategic planning recommendations from an internal approach or successfully collaborate with an external consultant in an outsourced approach.
      PubDate: 2017-07-26
      Issue No: Vol. 31, No. 4 (2017)
  • New and Noteworthy: Just Breathe - Mindfulness and Libraries

    • Authors: Jennifer Ann Bartlett
      Abstract: The benefits of mindfulness practice techniques, including meditation and reflection, are the subject of several recent articles, books, and online resources.
      PubDate: 2017-07-26
      Issue No: Vol. 31, No. 4 (2017)
  • Research Ethics and Working with the Institutional Review Board

    • Authors: Patricia Katopol
      PubDate: 2017-07-26
      Issue No: Vol. 31, No. 4 (2017)
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