Academic Libraries and Toxic Leadership Book

Academic Libraries and Toxic Leadership


  • Author : Alma Ortega
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-01-31
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 98
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081006504

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Academic Libraries and Toxic Leadership Excerpt :

Academic Libraries and Toxic Leadership examines a phenomenon that has yet to be seriously explored. While other so-called feminized professions, such as nursing, have been studied for their tendency to create toxic leadership environments, thus far academic librarianship has not. This book focuses on how to identify a toxic leader in an academic library setting, how to address toxic leadership, and how to work toward eradicating it from the organization. In addition, it discusses which steps can be used to prevent libraries from hiring toxic leaders. Presents original research based on a two-phase study about toxic leadership in academic libraries Demonstrates how to identify toxic leadership in libraries Shows how toxic leadership can manifest itself, providing the reader with steps to eradicate it

Academic Libraries and Toxic Leadership Book

Academic Libraries and Toxic Leadership


  • Author : Alma Ortega
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-02-03
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 98
  • ISBN 10 : 0081006373

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Academic Libraries and Toxic Leadership Excerpt :

Academic Libraries and Toxic Leadership examines a phenomenon that has yet to be seriously explored. While other so-called feminized professions, such as nursing, have been studied for their tendency to create toxic leadership environments, thus far academic librarianship has not. This book focuses on how to identify a toxic leader in an academic library setting, how to address toxic leadership, and how to work toward eradicating it from the organization. In addition, it discusses which steps can be used to prevent libraries from hiring toxic leaders. Presents original research based on a two-phase study about toxic leadership in academic libraries Demonstrates how to identify toxic leadership in libraries Shows how toxic leadership can manifest itself, providing the reader with steps to eradicate it

Refocusing Academic Libraries through Learning and Discourse Book

Refocusing Academic Libraries through Learning and Discourse


  • Author : Mary K. Bolin
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2022-12-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323951111

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Refocusing Academic Libraries through Learning and Discourse Excerpt :

Organizational Transformation in Academic Libraries: Discourse, Process, Product helps inform discussions in academic libraries on organizational patterns and divisions of labor. The book gives librarians leverage to think outside traditional bureaucratic structures and re-think how libraries serve their patrons. It examines existing structures and proposes new organizational models and lays out a process for planning organizational transformation and implementing a new organization. Seven chapters offer a radical vision of library transformation, proposing a collaborative process for changing academic libraries into organizations fit for the second quarter of the twenty-first century and beyond. Academic libraries are changing in the face of information technologies, economic pressures and globally disruptive events such as the current pandemic. As a result, practical solutions for transforming organizational and workflow structures for the future are desperately needed. The title analyzes existing organizational structures and proposes new ones that can be adapted to individual libraries. It discusses the challenges posed by virtual learning environments, digital initiatives and resources, changes to cataloging standards and succession planning, as well as changes brought about by the current pandemic. Presents a clear analysis of organizational patterns and divisions of labor in the future of the academic library Gives specific organizational models and presents a process for planning and implementing organizational transformation Advocates for, and supports the radical transformation of, library organization and workflow structures Proposes a collaborative process for transforming academic libraries into future-ready organizations Considers current challenges and aims to support the design of new organizations ready for the second quarter of the 21st century and beyond

Libraries as Dysfunctional Organizations and Workplaces Book

Libraries as Dysfunctional Organizations and Workplaces


  • Author : Spencer Acadia
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2022-11-30
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000798814

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Libraries as Dysfunctional Organizations and Workplaces Excerpt :

Libraries as Dysfunctional Organizations and Workplaces expands the "dysfunctional" concept in the professional and academic LIS discourse by exposing the internal problematics of libraries, especially at the social and organizational levels. Including contributions written by LIS professionals and scholars, the book demonstrates that although many libraries do well at attending to users and managing external information they often fail at taking care of their own employees and addressing internal workplace issues. Acadia and the contributing authors explore the problem of dysfunctional libraries so that the LIS profession can come to terms with the systemic dysfunction in their institutions and begin solution-oriented progress toward new and sustainable functionality. The book analyzes the dysfunctional nature of modern libraries, while simultaneously proposing solutions to reduce and alleviate dysfunction. Through theory and application, it takes an explicit practice-based approach with the intent to inform and explain dysfunction as experienced in the library workplace at individual and structural levels and perspectives. Libraries as Dysfunctional Organizations and Workplaces brings the dysfunction discourse to the attention of LIS academics and scholars so that further theoretical and empirical research can proceed from and subsequently be addressed in library and information schools. The book will also be essential reading for librarians and LIS students currently working or preparing to work in public, college, and university libraries.

The Dark Side of Organizational Behavior Book

The Dark Side of Organizational Behavior


  • Author : H. Cenk Sözen
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2022-07-15
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000619317

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The Dark Side of Organizational Behavior Excerpt :

The Dark Side of Organizational Behavior aims to gather all the micro and meso level topics about the dark side of organizations that may guide management practitioners, researchers, and students. The history before the modern human civilization is full of multiple types of conflicts, wars, struggles and violence. Modernization project has constructed a desired reality of human being and has somehow concealed the dark side of human interactions. Through this outlook, this book explores the realities of the dark side of organizations and how these realities may have the potential to change previous assumptions about business life. The field of Organizational Behavior is dominated by the positive aspects of the business life, but conflict, war, struggle, and violence have always been a part of history. It is not possible to isolate organizational participants from negative emotions like hostility, dislike, hate, jealousy, rage, and revenge. A manager may devote most of their time to cope with conflicts, deviant behaviors, ambitious individuals, gossips, and dysfunctional rivalry among employees. It is evident that negative events and interactions among employees cost more time and energy for a manager than the positive side of organizational life. Therefore, exploring the realities of the dark side of organizations may have the potential to change previous assumptions about business life. This book will be of interest to researchers, academics, practitioners, and advanced students in the fields of organizational studies and behavior, human resource management, employment relations, and organizational psychology.

The Dysfunctional Library Book
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The Dysfunctional Library


  • Author : Jo Henry
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2018-12-18
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838916230

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The Dysfunctional Library Excerpt :

Frankly, it’s not something we like to talk about. There is an unfortunate stigma to acknowledging workplace dysfunction, let alone trying to grapple with the problem. But negative behaviors such as incivility, toxicity, deviant behavior, workplace politics, and team and leadership dysfunction not only make the library a stressful workplace, they also run counter to the core values of librarianship. An important tool for library leaders and managers as well as library staff, this book examines these negative relationship-based issues and suggests practical, research-based solutions by discussing the importance of understanding oneself as related to the library workplace;identifying attributes specific to libraries that foster personal success;showing how organizational dysfunction is rooted in problems such as poor communication, inadequate leadership, and lack of employee engagement;breaking down relatable scenarios to analyze what’s behind them and how to defuse them, ranging from a gossipy coworker who fails to contribute to the organization to workplace bullying and mobbing;exploring causes, results, and potential solutions in the areas of cyberloafing, fraud, theft, and sabotage;delving into the importance of conflict management, surveying a variety of approaches and applications;examining the use of teams in libraries and the impact of favoritism, nepotism, and sexism; andproviding techniques for successful collaboration, leadership, organizational communication, and other key management topics. By tackling the dysfunctional library head on, managers as well as library workers who find themselves in a toxic situation will be poised to better meet library goals and move the library forward.

Leadership in Academic Libraries Today Book

Leadership in Academic Libraries Today


  • Author : Bradford Lee Eden
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2014-03-14
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442232600

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Leadership in Academic Libraries Today Excerpt :

This book connects leadership theories to academic libraries through case studies, analysis of survey results, and action research. By providing library examples of concepts such as transformational leadership, leadership frames, and other theories, the book breaks new ground in helping the profession develop a vision for its future leadership based on existing theory and current practice.

Shaping the Future  Advancing the Understanding of Leadership Book

Shaping the Future Advancing the Understanding of Leadership


  • Author : Peter Hernon
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2010-09-14
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 245
  • ISBN 10 : 9781598846164

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Shaping the Future Advancing the Understanding of Leadership Excerpt :

This book provides an overview of leadership in library and information science (LIS), examines the findings of doctoral students in the Simmons program in Managerial Leadership in the Information Professions, and advocates research in LIS. • Detailed discussions of scenario planning, case studies, and research agendas • Contains contributions from three leading authorities on scenario planning and case studies as well as an important book foreword by Camila Alire • Includes the A.J. Anderson Problem-Solving Model, a framework for writing case studies • Bibliography contains over 25 selections of additional readings on leadership

The Allure of Toxic Leaders Book

The Allure of Toxic Leaders


  • Author : Jean Lipman-Blumen
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 433
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195312003

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The Allure of Toxic Leaders Excerpt :

Toxic leaders, both political, like Slobodan Milosevic, and corporate, like Enron's Ken Lay, have always been with us, and many books have been written to explain what makes them tick. Here leadership scholar Jean Lipman-Blumen explains what makes the followers tick, exploring why people will tolerate--and remain loyal to--leaders who are destructive to their organizations, their employees, or their nations. Why do we knowingly follow, seldom unseat, frequently prefer, and sometimes even create toxic leaders? Lipman-Blumen argues that these leaders appeal to our deepest needs, playing on our anxieties and fears, on our yearnings for security, high self-esteem, and significance, and on our desire for noble enterprises and immortality. She also explores how followers inadvertently keep themselves in line by a set of insidious control myths that they internalize. For example, the belief that the leader must necessarily be in a position to "know more" than the followers often stills their objections. In addition, outside forces--such as economic depressions, political upheavals, or a crisis in a company--can increase our anxiety and our longing for charismatic leaders. Lipman-Blumen shows how followers can learn critical lessons for the future and survive in the meantime. She discusses how to confront, reform, undermine, blow the whistle on, or oust a toxic leader. And she suggests how we can diminish our need for strong leaders, identify "reluctant leaders" among competent followers, and even nurture the leader within ourselves. Toxic leaders charm, manipulate, mistreat, weaken, and ultimately devastate their followers. The Allure of Toxic Leaders tells us how to recognize these leaders before it's too late.

Cultivating Engaged Staff  Better Management for Better Libraries Book

Cultivating Engaged Staff Better Management for Better Libraries


  • Author : Margaret Zelman Law
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2017-09-21
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440852237

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Cultivating Engaged Staff Better Management for Better Libraries Excerpt :

Specifically written about the library work environment, this book offers strategies for creating and maintaining a positive and supportive LIS environment that will engage all types of staff, resulting in increased performance. • Provides specific instruction to help librarians implement a popular, proven-effective management technique • Shows library managers how to increase performance and productivity at any level of management through research-based methods • Presents reflective questions to encourage thinking about one's impact in the workplace

Library Management 101 Book

Library Management 101


  • Author : Lisa K. Hussey
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2019-04-09
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838918630

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Library Management 101 Excerpt :

In addition to providing students with a solid foundation in library management, with its structured, practical knowledge this impressive volume will also benefit experienced managers.

Academic Librarians as Emotionally Intelligent Leaders Book

Academic Librarians as Emotionally Intelligent Leaders


  • Author : Peter Hernon
  • Publisher : Libraries Unltd Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015073599212

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Academic Librarians as Emotionally Intelligent Leaders Excerpt :

Self-Awareness. Altruism. Social Competence. It takes more than brains to make it in today's world!

Library and Information Center Management  8th Edition Book

Library and Information Center Management 8th Edition


  • Author : Robert D. Stueart
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2012-11-27
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 489
  • ISBN 10 : 9781610693264

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Library and Information Center Management 8th Edition Excerpt :

This updated edition of the renowned library management textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the techniques needed to effectively manage a contemporary library or information center.

Library Programs and Services  The Fundamentals  8th Edition Book

Library Programs and Services The Fundamentals 8th Edition


  • Author : G. Edward Evans
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2015-06-30
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9781610696388

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Library Programs and Services The Fundamentals 8th Edition Excerpt :

Covering every essential topic ranging from circulation and literacy instruction to reference and security, this benchmark text provides an up-to-date, broadly based view of library public service and its functions. • Covers all essential services of the library through completely reorganized and updated content that reflects the role of changing technologies in today's libraries • Presents many new chapters that address the topics of print collections, media collections, e-resources, computer access, social media, legal issues, ethical issues, funding and other fiscal issues, and the library as place