Do you remember your last “first day at work” at your most recent or current job? Did it feel like a smooth process? Did you have tasks – both policy / required and meaningful (related to why you were hired in the first place)? Or maybe things were a bit scattered…

One of the first major projects I worked on as a graduate assistant at Penn State while in my Ph.D. program was to help the ITS Human Resources Unit establish an online onboarding program. That project really spoke to my love of all things project management, establishing systems & processes to help both new hires & managers effectively navigate the onboarding process – which truly can be a confusing maze for all involved if you don’t take the time to plan out what your new hire will be doing (and remember that your efforts ought to incorporate, or at least align, with your departmental and/or central HR office).

That’s why I’m so excited to share that we have an edited collection coming out about onboarding in academic libraries this spring with Nova Science Publishers. Learn more & pre-order by visiting the book website I set up to share details about the edited collection & our talented group of authors: Onboarding in Academic Libraries

Onboarding Book
Onboarding Book

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