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ArchivedStrategic Plan, 2013-18

Develop a Staff for the 21st Century Library

Priority 3: Develop a Staff for the 21st Century Library

The Library will strengthen its commitment to lifelong learning by developing a workforce that values high standards, creativity, and flexibility to meet the changing demands of the 21st century information landscape. A highly skilled and collaborative library staff will better prepare our communities to excel in their academic pursuits and beyond. 

Goal 1: Invest in our staff by providing support for professional development and continuing education
  • Objective 1: Every library staff member will attend at least one job-related learning event over the next two fiscal years
  • Objective 2: At least once every two years, either individually or in small groups, conduct site visits to appropriate libraries and other workplaces for information gathering, networking, and sharing of knowledge and practices
Goal 2: Recognize outstanding contributions and celebrate success
  • Objective 1: Create a comprehensive awards and recognition program
Goal 3: Undertake workforce planning to help ensure the right people with the right skills are in the right positions in an ever-changing environment
  • Objective 1: Revise and update all position descriptions by the end of calendar year 2014
  • Objective 2: Identify and advocate for new positions based on priorities and staffing needs
  • Objective 3: Formalize cross-training for core library duties and raise expectations for holistic awareness among staff of how library jobs interrelate