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1 OLAUpdate2005 The 8Rs Wendy Newman Stephen Abram Kathleen DeLong

2 Big Question Are there enough of us coming down the pipe to sustain our profession and our role in society? Are there enough of us coming down the pipe to sustain our profession and our role in society? Are we (and they) prepared with the right skills and competencies? Are we (and they) prepared with the right skills and competencies? Can we do anything about t? Can we do anything about t?

3 The 8Rs The Future of Human Resources in Canadian Libraries was formally released on June 17, 2005 by the 8Rs Research Team at the CLA Conference in Calgary. The Future of Human Resources in Canadian Libraries was formally released on June 17, 2005 by the 8Rs Research Team at the CLA Conference in Calgary. This report represents the culmination of nearly two years of intense research, including a survey of 461 library administrators and human resource managers, a survey of over 2,200 librarians and nearly 2,000 paraprofessionals, in- depth telephone interviews with 17 library administrators and 3 focus group sessions. This report represents the culmination of nearly two years of intense research, including a survey of 461 library administrators and human resource managers, a survey of over 2,200 librarians and nearly 2,000 paraprofessionals, in- depth telephone interviews with 17 library administrators and 3 focus group sessions. A literature review and analyses of existing data were also conducted. A literature review and analyses of existing data were also conducted.

4 The 8Rs The Future of Human Resources in Canadian Libraries The Future of Human Resources in Canadian Libraries http://www.ls.ualberta.ca/8rs/8R sFutureHRLibraries.pdf http://www.ls.ualberta.ca/8rs/8R sFutureHRLibraries.pdf

5 Sample Talent! Wendy Newman, Chair Wendy Newman, Chair Stephen Abram, CLA past President, SirsiDynix, Co-Chair Stephen Abram, CLA past President, SirsiDynix, Co-Chair Anne Bailey, Toronto Public Library Anne Bailey, Toronto Public Library Jason Bird, Regina Public Library Jason Bird, Regina Public Library Fiona Black, Dalhousie University Fiona Black, Dalhousie University Claude Bonnelly, Université Laval Claude Bonnelly, Université Laval Barbara Clubb, Ottawa Public Library Barbara Clubb, Ottawa Public Library Linda Cook, Edmonton Public Library Linda Cook, Edmonton Public Library Kathleen Delong, University of Alberta Kathleen Delong, University of Alberta Holly Dewar, Toronto Public Library Holly Dewar, Toronto Public Library Ray Doiron, University of Prince Edward Island Ray Doiron, University of Prince Edward Island Judy Dunn, Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto (June 05) Judy Dunn, Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto (June 05) Yvonne Earle, Legislative Assembly, Nunavut Yvonne Earle, Legislative Assembly, Nunavut Linda Foley, Hamilton Public Library Linda Foley, Hamilton Public Library André Gagnon, Regina Public Library André Gagnon, Regina Public Library Barbara Herd, Ottawa Public Library Barbara Herd, Ottawa Public Library Karen Hildebrandt, Concordia University College Karen Hildebrandt, Concordia University College Rebecca Jones, Professional Learning Centre, University of Toronto Rebecca Jones, Professional Learning Centre, University of Toronto Mohammed Hosseini-Ara, Markham Public Library Mohammed Hosseini-Ara, Markham Public Library Ernie Ingles, University of Alberta Ernie Ingles, University of Alberta Janet Kaufman, University of Guelph Janet Kaufman, University of Guelph Madeleine Lefebvre, St. Marys University Madeleine Lefebvre, St. Marys University Penny Logan, Canadian Health Libraries Association Penny Logan, Canadian Health Libraries Association Carrol Lunau, Library and Archives Canada Carrol Lunau, Library and Archives Canada Murray McCabe, King Township Public Library Murray McCabe, King Township Public Library Janine Miller, Law Society of Upper Canada Janine Miller, Law Society of Upper Canada Diane Mittermeyer, McGill University Diane Mittermeyer, McGill University Tracey Palmer, Research in Motion Tracey Palmer, Research in Motion Alain Roberge, Collège Jean-de- Brébeuf Alain Roberge, Collège Jean-de- Brébeuf Peter Rogers Peter Rogers Esther Rosenfeld, Toronto District School Board Esther Rosenfeld, Toronto District School Board Pam Ryan, University of Alberta Pam Ryan, University of Alberta Réjean Savard, Université de Montréal Réjean Savard, Université de Montréal Catherine Steeves, University of Guelph Catherine Steeves, University of Guelph John Teskey, University of New Brunswick John Teskey, University of New Brunswick Edel Toner-Rogala, Burnaby Public Library (invited) Edel Toner-Rogala, Burnaby Public Library (invited) Vicki Whitmell, Ontario Legislative Assembly Vicki Whitmell, Ontario Legislative Assembly Don Butcher, Executive Director, CLA, ex officio Don Butcher, Executive Director, CLA, ex officio

6 The 8Rs 1. Recruitment 2. Retirement 3. Retention 4. Rejuvenation 5. Repatriation 6. Re-accreditation 7. Remuneration 8. Restructuring

7 Is there an issue? Can we address it?

8 Librarians need to understand that when we study something to death... Death was not our original goal!

9 Ways to address the issue Ostriche Ostriche Eyore Eyore Rabbit Rabbit Turtle Turtle Grasshopper and the Ant Grasshopper and the Ant

10 The Goals Not just another study Not just another study Action orientation Action orientation Engage the whole range of sector participants Engage the whole range of sector participants Many hands make light work Many hands make light work Creativity Creativity Partner with major provincial, specialized and national organizations Partner with major provincial, specialized and national organizations

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