ACRL Library Worker Retention Toolkit

Retention is the ability of an organization to reduce turnover among employees and keep them for as long as possible. It is an important part of building a cohesive team, increasing productivity, and improving morale. There are many reasons for worker turnover and just as many strategies to help retain employees. While effective retention strategies benefit all employees and organizations, they are especially crucial for institutions committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

ACRL is pleased to announce the launch of the new Library Worker Retention Toolkit. This freely available resource provides effective employee retention strategies for academic libraries, including ideas for stay interviews and retention conversations and many other strategies and tools. The Toolkit is a dynamic resource that will be updated as new publications and resources become available, and ideas and suggestions are welcome via the “Share Feedback” button. The Toolkit was developed by Jennifer DeVito, Michele Nicole Johnson, and Mary Beth Lock of the equity, diversity, and inclusion subcommittee of ACRL’s New Roles and Changing Landscapes Committee.