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Next Gen Librarianship: Where Do We Go from Here?

Soaring to Excellence 2007: Library 2.0 and Beyond

Next Gen Librarianship: Where Do We Go from Here?

Friday, February 9, 2007
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (Central Time)
S30B Wilson Library
West Bank Area, University of Minnesota

Description: Today's multigenerational library workforce faces a number of both internal and external challenges. To meet these challenges, we need to learn how to work together effectively, keep connected and current, and draw on individuals' unique strengths. In a graying profession, we also need to pay attention to succession planning, passing on institutional wisdom, and recruiting, retaining, and mentoring the next generation.

Topics include:
What defines generations­and why people tend to resist definition
How best to recruit, retain, manage, and mentor the next generation­emphasizing creating a healthy environment for all library workers
What different generations can learn from each other, and how to take advantage of multiple strengths
Ways to be successful in 21st Century libraries

Rachel Singer Gordon, Consulting Editor, Information Today, Inc., Book Publishing Division, and webmaster, LISjobs.com

Fee: No charge; registration is required.

To register to attend this teleconference at Wilson Library, go to http://www.minitex.umn.edu/train-conf/teleconference.

To register to stream to your desktop, go to https://www.cod.edu/secure/software/registerteleconf.htm. Residents of MN, ND, and SD will not be charged; please do not complete the billing information section of the web form. College of DuPage will forward links directly to registrants.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

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