This poster proposes an academic library approach to addressing temporary project staffing in Special Collections and Archives with a focus on organizational transformation, professional development, and mentoring. The strategy includes both managerial perspective and insights from a visiting faculty librarian on key aspects of hiring, supporting, and leveraging temporary professional staff for impactful organizational development. While the focus of temporary projects is often completing deliverables on time, this poster presents three areas of layered learning outcomes that leverage project work as a catalyst for organizational development, managerial development, and new professional mentoring.
Mentorship; Skill development; Authority; Decision-making; Management; Leadership; Professional staff; Transforming opportunities
Library and Information Science
Lampert, C. K.,
From Temporary to Transformative: Leveraging Externally-Funded Special Collections Projects as Organizational Learning and Development Opportunities.
Presentation at ACRL 2019,
Available at: https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/libfacpresentation/178