Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging
4:00 pm to 5:15 pm, US/Central
Effective Succession Planning and Strategies to Identify and Prepare New Managers for Cataloging and Metadata Departments
The need to plan for succession planning in an environment that is losing its cataloging and metadata department leaders challenges libraries of all types and sizes. Guest presenter April Grey will present an overview of her experiences coming into the University of Louisiana at Lafayette as the Head of Cataloging with minimal library experience, heading a department where 80 percent of the staff have more than 20 years’ experience. She will discuss the successes, challenges and the plan for changes in the future.
Members will discuss the current state of increasing vacancies for cataloging and metadata department managers and explore the requirements, experience, and challenges of this emerging trend.