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close this bookGuidelines for the Management of Professional Associations in the Fields of Archives, Library and Information Work (UNESCO)
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Promotion

While promotion is frequently a way of recognizing outstanding performance. it also carries with it increased responsibility and authority. as well as a salary increase. In a large association with a significant number of departments and staff. promotions from within are commonplace. In the small association with few staff, promotions may be rare because there is rarely any way to enlarge the scope of responsibilities. In such instances. staff members must move to another organization where their range of talents may be used more effectively. This works to the disadvantage of the individual and ultimately to the disadvantage of the association. In small associations, it is wise to hire individuals who are multi-talented. When that is not possible, and the services of a specialist are required, the person responsible for hiring and the candidates themselves should clearly understand that the length of time a staff member may productively contribute to the organization and still mature professionally may be of limited duration.