Planning A Future Workforce: An Australian
McCarthy, Jenny (2005) Planning A Future Workforce: An Australian. In 26th Annual IATUL Conference, 29th May- 3rd June, Universite Laval, Quebec City, Canada.
Libraries throughout the world are facing the dual challenge of an aging workforce and a workplace which is requiring significant reassessment of the skills base of its staff as a result of the impact of technology on the delivery of information services. The implications for libraries in responding to this environment are significant. This paper looks at the age profile of the library workforce and discusses the need for libraries to acknowledge and plan for the impending retirement of a significant proportion of their workforce. The paper argues that integral to this planning is the need to identify the skills and attributes required of library staff in both the short and long term. The response of some Australian academic libraries in preparing to address these challenges is described. Particular reference is made to strategies adopted at Queensland University of Technology Library in Brisbane, Australia to ensure that existing and new staff are equipped with the skills to be able to work in changing environments and that staff are provided with opportunities to develop leadership skills that will be required for the future.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||age profile, succession planning, leadership development, workforce profile|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Technology, Information and Learning Support|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2005 (please consult author)|
|Deposited On:||28 Jun 2005|
|Last Modified:||09 Jun 2010 22:26|
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