May 2011. Current members of the Working Group on Organisation and Skills are:
- Ms Nathalie Marcerou-Ramel (Chair), Ecole normale supérieure, Paris, France
- Ms Yvonne de Grandbois, Haute école de gestion, Genève, Switzerland
- Mr Julien Roche, Université Lille 1, Lille, France
- Mr Frédéric Saby, SICD, Grenoble, France
- Ms Ellen Simons, Avans Hogeschool, Breda, Netherlands
PRIORITIES FOR 2010-2012
Keeping track of organizational changes in libraries and changes in skills and competences. Based on research and professional discussions on these topics, the working group will aim at producing recommendations for research libraries in Europe. Topics to be covered are:
- What new skills are required to perform the tasks of today and tomorrow?
- How do libraries in different parts of Europe deal with this need?
- How do we recruit staff and can we learn from each other?
- Is it possible to identify a set of basic criteria for the recruitment of library directors which could be used locally in discussions with University management?
- How are organizations developing in view of the new tasks and skills required?
- Do these changes affect organizational structures?
- February 11th 2010. Creation of the Steering Comittee and WG. Please see the text in the file attached
- June 29th 2010. HR&O first meeting in Aarhus LIBER conference – Aarhus, Denmark. Introduction Hans Geleijnse, Pdt LIBER, chair of the SC O_RH (acting). Please see the text in the file attached
– Check in each country whether there is a recent study on skills made by any information science school. The end of September is the deadline for this short survey.
– Examples of good practice are to be gathered from the working group in terms of cooperation between librarians and the academic community in context. It would be interesting to learn about new services and new service models (deadline: end of September).
- 26th july 2010. The LIBER mailing lists have been created, as announced, by Julien Roche. This allows to the members of the WG to communicate more easily.
- Jan 11th 2011. Step Report of the activities of the Working group LIBER SKILLS. Please see the text in the file attached
– It appears clearly that it would be wise for LIBER to invite european LIS schools to participate
– Many initiatives have been already undertaken recently in Europe, but without coordination, and mainly at a local level in libraries or LIS schools.
– a first bibliography is provided. Please see the text in the attached file.
- Feb-April 2011. Several LIBER members declare their interest in participating to the WG. Welcome !
- April 11th 2011. Message to the LIBER board (written by DA) to suggest that the LIBER board launch ASAP a recruitment campaign focused to LIS schools in Europe.
- April 21th 2011. Message from DA to all the members of the WG to check who's willing to participate and to validate a communcation and enrollment action plan.
- May 25th 2011. DA asks the participating members to create and update their profile on Linkedin. The next step will be a call to all LIBER members to come to the meeting of the WG in june at the LIBER general conference.
- Organizational charts in a selection of LIBER libraries : analysis of current trends, S. Jouguelet, Liber Quarterly, Vol16, 2006, Issue 3/4, http://liber.library.uu.nl/publish/articles/000188/index.html
- Growing Your Own: developing leaders through succession planning, A Murray, Liber Quareterly, Vol 17, 2007, Issue 3/4, http://liber.library.uu.nl/publish/articles/000217/index.html
- The changing role of the subject librarian, M. Cotta-Schønberg, Liber Quareterly, Vol 17, 2007, Issue 3/4, http://liber.library.uu.nl/publish/articles/000206/index.html
- Management Education for Library Directors: Are Graduate Library Programs Providing Future Library Directors With the Skills and Knowledge They Will Need? by Maureen L. MacKenzie and James P. Smith, Journal of Education for Library and Information science JELIS 2009, vol. 50, no3, pp. 129-142, http://www.dowling.edu/faculty/mackenzie/docs/library_directors.pdf
- Maureen L. Mackenzie, James P. Smith (2011), How Does the Library Profession Grow Managers? It Doesn't–They Grow Themselves, in Anne Woodsworth (ed.) Advances in Librarianship (Advances in Librarianship, Volume 33), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.51-71. DOI:10.1108/S0065-2830(2011)0000033006
- Bouthillier, F. 2008. Les nouveaux rôles des bibliothécaires et leurs enjeux dans l’organisation du travail. Francophonies et bibliothèques : Innovations, changements et réseautage. First Conference of the Association internationale francophone des bibliothécaires et documentalistes. Montréal, August 3-5.