Interim leadership after the administrator leaves

Elisa F. Topper (Library Consultant, Northbrook, Illinois USA)

New Library World

ISSN: 0307-4803

Publication date: 2 October 2009



The purpose of this paper is to draw attention to the concept of interim leadership for an organization when the administrator leaves.


Literature review and commentary on this topic culled from the experiences of nonprofit organizations are used in this paper.


The paper finds that by using an interim leader an organization may be able to bring on change to the organization prior to a permanent leader being hired.


The value of this paper is bringing to the attention of exiting leaders and their Boards, the concept that they have the responsibility of selecting a permanent administrator.



Topper, E. (2009), "Interim leadership after the administrator leaves", New Library World, Vol. 110 No. 9/10, pp. 467-469.

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