Succession planning is not usually a high priority until it becomes a necessity and time is short. This guide provides recommendations for a smooth transition from a predecessor to a successor on how to manage a Federal depository library (FDL) collection. The resources may also help non-depository staff and administrators fulfill the responsibilities of a FDL during a depository coordinator vacancy.
Change does not always come with advance warning. Having a succession plan:
A succession plan is for anyone who works with FDLP information, especially the depository coordinator, technical services staff, reference librarians, and student workers who have FDL responsibilities. Not all parts of a succession plan will apply to all library staff or those involved in FDLP operations. Tailor your succession plan to your library operations and workflow.