There is no more important role of research library leaders than to recruit and develop the talent in your libraries and to organize the work of your colleagues so that they can work successfully in a changing environment.  Deanna Marcum and Roger Schonfeld have been working on these issues in a number of projects this year, including talent management and organizational structure. We would like to take this opportunity to step back and reflect together with a group of senior library leaders about some of the key implications for their libraries.

Deanna and Roger will present findings and facilitate discussion on two principal topics:

  • How can your library more effectively recruit and develop staff who possess the expertise and skills needed to move in the direction you have set out for it? Given the constraints that typically exist, how can you strengthen your processes for recruiting, selection, development, and other aspects of talent management?
  • What alternatives can you consider for how to structure your organization at this particular point in its history? No structure is perfect, but how can you better align your organization with your strategic objectives to improve coordination and decision-making on the most important issues you face?

 This session will be held on Monday December 14 from 9:00-12:00 in conjunction with the winter CNI meeting in Washington DC.

Registration for this workshop is open through Eventbrite.


Location: Capital Hilton, Room South American B, Washington DC

Date and time:  Monday, December 14 from 9:00-12:00

Registration fee: $125* and $250

*Please note, the discounted rate is available to librarians at institutions that have either run the Ithaka S+R local surveys or have used our consulting services.

Please contact Kimberly Lutz at if you have questions about registering.