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Library New Hire Onboarding : Introduction

This onboarding guide provides important milestones for both employee and supervisor in the critical first three months of employment.

Welcome to the Northwestern University Libraries

We are happy to have you "on board" with Northwestern University Libraries! This onboarding guide to Northwestern Libraries is a road map for the first six months of employment. It is intended as a tool for both the new employee and for his or her supervisor. The guide outlines the important steps and information needed to effectively navigate the library as an employee.

Library Organizational Development Office

During the first three months of employment, the Library Organizational Development Office will assist with the onboarding process and will be communicating with both the new employee and the supervisor during this period.

The Library Organizational Development Staff are here to assist you.  Feel free to contact us with questions or comments!

Organizational Development Office General Contact

University Library
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
Phone: (847) 491-7668
Email: library-personnel@northwestern.edu
Fax: (847) 467-1284

 

Jan Hayes

Jan Hayes, Director, Organizational Development

Jan is the department head and directs all organizational development activities. Due to her schedule the best way to reach Jan is via email.   

Email: jan-hayes@northwestern.edu  
Phone: (847) 491-2882

Florence Heady

Florence Heady, Library Organizational Development Assistant

Florence is the "go-to" person for student employment. You will get to know Florence quickly, as she is a wealth of information and always a friendly face and voice. Best way to contact: phone calls, IM (Skype for Business) and email. 

Email: f-heady@northwestern.edu
Phone: (847) 491-7668

Sarah Johnson

Sarah C Johnson, Organizational Development Manager
Sarah manages  the recruitment process, participates in the planning and implementation of the library organizational development, oversees performance management, and manages employee relations issues. Best way to contact Sarah is by email.

Email: sarah.johnson@northwestern.edu
Phone: (847) 467-4037

Vince McCoy

Vince McCoy, Strengths Finder Coordinator, Organizational Development (p/t)

Vince is the go-to person for the library's Strengths Finder program.

Email: vmccoy@northwestern.edu
Phone: (847) 491-8390

Stephanie Simko

Stephanie Simko, Training Specialist, Organizational Development

 Stephanie can  help you with staff training, onboarding, and librarian recruitment. She also leads the Staff Development Committee, and library awards program. If you have any questions about  any of these, Stephanie can be reached by phone or email.

 Email: stephanie.simko@northwestern.edu
 Phone: (847) 467-5359