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ERIC Number: EJ1066165
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0870
The Dreyfus Model of Skill Acquisition: A Career Development Framework for Succession Planning and Management in Academic Libraries
Hall-Ellis, Sylvia D.; Grealy, Deborah S.
College & Research Libraries, v74 n6 p587-603 Nov 2013
Succession planning and management are critical parts of strategic planning for libraries in the twenty-first century. Making certain that the right people are in place with the prerequisite training and experience to assume leadership positions is a vital part of strategic planning and talent management in libraries that rely on teams of people working in flatter structures and greater accountability. The Dreyfus Model of Skill Acquisition framework suggests that mentoring, coaching, and professional development empower staff for movement up organizational career ladders as part of succession planning and management. To maximize human capital, administrators need to determine skill development levels among staff so that they can identify skill "gaps" internally, create new career ladders, identify emerging stars, and enhance evidence of values for staff contributions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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