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Feature: Career Management

  • Connect with Other Professionals

    The Problem Working in the average organization can be an isolating experience, especially as it relates to people who understand your job and your work. While the camaraderie of the office was something organizations could rely on in years past, hybrid and remote work makes it difficult to rely on in-person interactions throughout our workweek.…

  • Keeping Track of Training Activity

    The problem Professional development is ever-evolving, with a steady stream of conferences, workshops, and webinars continually emerging across various platforms. Keeping track of these educational opportunities is as crucial as it is cumbersome. Compounded by the varied formats of certification issuance by training providers. As a result, this makes tracking of training activity a daunting…

  • Prepare for Performance Reviews

    The problem Performance reviews are an important opportunity within the talent development lifecycle to acknowledge individual performance and teamwork and set the stage for effectiveness in the next year. When properly executed, reviews build a foundation for staff retention and shaping the library leaders of tomorrow.  Yet, when the narrative of an employee’s year—achievements, growth,…

  • Develop a Mentorship Program

    The problem For those at the start of their library careers, success encompasses more than mastering the technical nuances of librarianship taught in academic programs. It includes learning to navigate the intricate dynamics of the workplace—a skill set not always covered in formal education. Moreover, with many in the field lacking a specialized degree in…

  • Train People on a New Product

    The problem Adopting new software products and adapting library workflows to new systems can be time-consuming for leaders, managers, and staff. Ensuring all employees have developed the new knowledge to complete their tasks with the new product efficiently is essential to sustaining impactful library services and operations.  Vendors, training providers, and the library community have…

  • Assess Current Needs to Prioritize Training Opportunities

    The problem Many organizations have a budget set aside for training opportunities. Yet, few libraries can accurately assess training needs to ensure that funds are allocated toward the areas of greatest potential impact for short or long-term skill development.   Given the comprehensive service portfolios of many library organizations, numerous competencies and tools are essential for…

  • Establish Career Ladders and Pathways

    The problem Great resignation data suggests that the top reason for employees resigning was not pay but lack of ability to climb career ladders and growth pathways within their organization. As the priorities of today’s library continue to evolve, it is easy for employees across the ranks to feel out of touch with how their…