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

Becoming a Library Leader Book

Becoming a Library Leader


  • Author : James M. Freedman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: Academic libraries
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 0838947670

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Becoming a Library Leader Excerpt :

In three parts--Library Organizations and Academic Culture, The Seven Stages of Leadership Development, and Cultural Intelligence and Global Leadership--Becoming a Library Leader offers a wealth of resources to help you progress through the seven stages of leadership development: Understanding Yourself and Your Leadership Potential ; Emotional Intelligence and Leadership ; Vision and Strategy ; Leading with Intention ; What Leaders Really Do: Communicate and Change ; Correcting through Reflecting ; Mind-Set, Grit, and Resilience.

Making a Difference Book

Making a Difference


  • Author : Peter Hernon
  • Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9781591582915

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Making a Difference Excerpt :

Leadership is separate from, but integral to, management. This companion volume to The Next Library Leadership (2002) offers a deeper exploration of the leading issues and concerns of library directors today.

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.

Leadership in Libraries Book

Leadership in Libraries


  • Author : Maha Kumaran
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2012-02-23
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780633084

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Leadership in Libraries Excerpt :

The efforts of ethnic-minority librarians to become leaders in Western libraries are an important topic for any librarian working towards becoming a leader, with issues such as cross-cultural leadership relevant for all aspiring librarians. Leadership in Libraries covers leadership in various areas, provides examples of successful minority leaders in different fields and statistical data on minorities and librarians in several countries. The title probes library school programs and their efforts to develop leadership skills among librarians in general, and among minority librarians in particular. The book begins by introducing the concept of ethnic-minority leadership, moving on in the first chapter to definitions by culture, profession, and gender. The next three chapters consider managers as leaders, leadership styles, skills, and leadership in school, public and academic libraries in the US, the UK, Canada and Australia. The final chapter includes instances of bad leadership, and offers a conclusion. Presents information on learning and developing leadership skills Assesses current and relevant statistical data on minority librarians in Canada, US and UK Explores information on leadership related courses offered in library schools

Emerging Human Resource Trends in Academic Libraries Book

Emerging Human Resource Trends in Academic Libraries


  • Author : Michael A. Crumpton
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 2020-12-04
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538134986

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Emerging Human Resource Trends in Academic Libraries Excerpt :

Emerging Human Resource Trends in Academic Libraries presents the collective wisdom of human resource librarians and administrators who have been in the forefront of practicing and applying the human resource principles in academic libraries. The book is divided into five Parts: Part I focuses on the present academic library environment and the unique human resource challenges that can be found there. Part II looks at the role of LIS education in preparing Masters level librarians to work within academic libraries and beyond. Part III examines how human resource departments in organizations can continue education beyond the degree for professionals and other staff. Part IV is concerned with how academic libraries show their value to the parent institution. Part V focuses on the library staff roles, how they have changed, and how they are valued in relation to faculty and professional positions. These chapters within each Part represent the emerging trends within academic libraries that impact how librarians are educated, mentored and given the ability to obtain professional development training as incumbent librarians as changes occur in the field. Each chapter is written by a practitioner in HR who has experienced related problems and sought solutions.

Leadership and Academic Librarians Book

Leadership and Academic Librarians


  • Author : Terrence Mech
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 0313302715

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Leadership and Academic Librarians Excerpt :

The future of academic librarianship is being shaped by the willingness and ability of librarians to lead and to be creative in their responses to the pressures and challenges facing higher education, libraries, and our profession. Leadership is nothing new for librarians. A look at the careers of several librarians reveals how they have contributed to the evolution of the profession.

Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in Library Science  Information Management  and Scholarly Inquiry Book

Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in Library Science Information Management and Scholarly Inquiry


  • Author : Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A., Mehdi
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2018-11-02
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 684
  • ISBN 10 : 9781522576600

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Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in Library Science Information Management and Scholarly Inquiry Excerpt :

As the academic and scholarly landscape are continuously enhanced by the advent of new technology, librarians must be aware and informed to develop and implement best practices. Effective administration of libraries is a crucial part of delivering library services to patrons and ensuring that information resources are disseminated efficiently. Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in Library Science, Information Management, and Scholarly Inquiry provides emerging information on modern knowledge management and effective means of sharing research through libraries. While highlighting the importance of digital literacy and information resources, readers will also learn new methods in information retrieval and research methods in quality scholarly inquiry. This book is an important resource for librarians, administrators, information science professionals, information technology specialists, students, and researchers seeking current information on the importance of effective library science technology.

A Starter s Guide for Academic Library Leaders Book
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A Starter s Guide for Academic Library Leaders


  • Author : Amanda Clay Powers
  • Publisher : ALA Editions
  • Release Date : 2019-07-17
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 0838919235

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A Starter s Guide for Academic Library Leaders Excerpt :

The authors sat down with library leaders they most admire for a series of conversations about the aspects of the job that they find the most fascinating (and challenging). These frank discussions will nourish you with nuts-and-bolts wisdom on a diverse range of academic library management issues.

Conversations with Leading Academic and Research Library Directors Book

Conversations with Leading Academic and Research Library Directors


  • Author : Patrick Lo
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-12-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 524
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081027479

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Conversations with Leading Academic and Research Library Directors Excerpt :

Conversations with Leading Academic and Research Library Directors: International Perspectives on Library Management presents a series of conversations with the directors of major academic and research libraries. The book offers insight, analysis, and personal anecdote from leaders in the library field, giving a unique perspective on how the modern library operates. Readers will learn about the most up-to-date trends and practices in the LIS profession from the directors of 24 internationally acclaimed academic and research libraries in Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, and the UK and USA. This is the first book focusing on leaders and managers of library institutions to offer a global outlook. Facing the need to respond to the expectations of changing populations that librarians strive to serve, this book aims to develop a new understanding of the core values of academic and research libraries, and asks how librarians can innovate, adapt, and flourish in a rapidly shifting professional landscape. Presents conversations with library leaders from 24 major institutions Offers a global perspective on the operation and management of libraries Discusses the director’s impact on institutional structures and future landscapes Gives insights based on first-hand experience

Succession Planning in Canadian Academic Libraries Book

Succession Planning in Canadian Academic Libraries


  • Author : Janneka Guise
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-10-07
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 124
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128023723

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Succession Planning in Canadian Academic Libraries Excerpt :

Succession Planning in Canadian Academic Libraries explores the current Canadian academic library environment, and the need for succession planning in that environment. The literature review demonstrates the lack of reported succession planning activities in Canadian academic libraries. Site visits and in-depth interviews with professional librarians at six libraries across Canada highlight best practices and barriers to succession planning. These best practices and barriers are addressed in individual chapters, with tips and strategies for library leaders. Focuses on the Canadian academic library Includes a comprehensive literature review on succession planning in academic libraries Provides evidence-based approach to why succession planning is or is not happening in Canadian academic libraries

Academic Library Management Book

Academic Library Management


  • Author : Tammy Nickelson Dearie
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2018-12-13
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838915592

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Academic Library Management Excerpt :

What does successful academic library management look like in the real world? A team of editors, all administrators at large research libraries, here present a selection of case studies which dive deeply into the subject to answer that question. Featuring contributions from a range of practicing academic library managers, this book spotlights case studies equally useful for LIS students and current managers;touches upon such key issues as human resource planning, public relations, financial management, organizational culture, and ethics and confidentiality;examines how to use project management methodology to reorganize technical services, create a new liaison service model, advance a collaborative future, and set up on-the-spot mentoring;discusses digital planning for archives and special collections;rejects "one size fits all" solutions to common challenges in academic libraries in favor of creative problem solving; andprovides guidance on how to use case studies as effective models for positive change at one's own institution. LIS instructors, students, and academic library practitioners will all find enrichment from this selection of case studies.

Creativity Book

Creativity


  • Author : Nancy Falciani-White
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2021-03-22
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 149
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838937785

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Creativity Excerpt :

This book can help you create, encourage, and participate in an environment that is conducive to creativity, helping make change a more natural and organic part of the library's culture.

Human Resource Management in Today s Academic Library Book

Human Resource Management in Today s Academic Library


  • Author : Janice Simmons-Welburn
  • Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 181
  • ISBN 10 : 0313320764

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Human Resource Management in Today s Academic Library Excerpt :

"Academic libraries underwent tremendous change during the last two decades of the 20th century as they sought redefinition as learning organizations. This book provides a comprehensive look at issues that shape the nature of human resources in academic libraries. As organizations, academic libraries have experienced significant changes in the role and definition of professionalism. They have faced challenges from shifting workplace demographics and evolving technology that have directly impacted the recruitment and retention of staff as well as an array of issues that mirror concerns across campuses"--P. [4] of cover.

Workplace Culture in Academic Libraries Book

Workplace Culture in Academic Libraries


  • Author : Kelly Blessinger
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2013-02-11
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780633688

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Workplace Culture in Academic Libraries Excerpt :

Workplace culture refers to conditions that collectively influence the work atmosphere. These can include policies, norms, and unwritten standards for behavior. This book focuses on various aspects of workplace culture in academic libraries from the practitioners’ viewpoint, as opposed to that of the theoretician. The book asks the following questions: What conditions contribute to an excellent academic library work environment? What helps to make a particular academic library a great place to work? Articles focus on actual programs while placing the discussion in a scholarly context. The book is structured into 14 chapters, covering various aspects of workplace culture in academic libraries, including: overview of workplace culture, assessment, recruitment, acclimation for new librarians, workforce diversity, physical environment, staff morale, interaction between departments, tenure track/academic culture, mentoring/coaching, generational differences, motivation/incentives, complaints/conflict management, and organizational transparency. Includes the most current best practices and models in academic libraries Represents the viewpoints of both the employee and manager Focuses on the academic library as workplace rather than as a service provider