Brief info

Dr. Janine Golden is a retired Associate Professor in the Master of Management in Library and Information Science program at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business. Dr. Golden earned her Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences; an MLS from the School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University, Bloomington; and an M.Ed. in Educational Administration from The Pennsylvania State University.

Dr. Golden’s research path concerned factors and strategies related to career development success for library emerging leaders, succession planning, employee retention strategies, the mentoring process for those individuals interested/involved in leadership and management fields, and the use of the Enneagram as a career development strategy. As a component of the USC MMLIS program, she created the online Mentoring Center for students connecting them with peer and information professional mentors.

Janine is a past president of the American Library Association’s division, Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA). She created the ALA LLAMA 3-year Emerging Leader Collaboration with Graduate LIS Schools project with LLAMA Executive Director Kerry Ward, and led a team working with the ALA diversity project, Building Bridges Across Mentoring. Dr. Golden also served as an advisor for the first phase of the ALA/IMLS National Impact of Library Programs Assessment Project.