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

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

Library Leadership Your Way Book

Library Leadership Your Way

  • Author : Jason Martin
  • Publisher : ALA Editions
  • Release Date : 2019-06-12
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 88
  • ISBN 10 : 0838919057

Library Leadership Your Way Excerpt :

Author Jason Martin won't tell you how to be a leader. Instead, he’ll give you a roadmap and the tools to find it out for yourself, guiding you to discover why you want to lead, how you can best lead, and what your own unique leadership practice looks like.

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

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

Lessons in Library Leadership Book

Lessons in Library Leadership

  • Author : Corey Halaychik
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-03-11
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081005699

Lessons in Library Leadership Excerpt :

Lessons in Library Leadership: A Primer for Library Managers and Unit Leaders takes on the topic of management positions within libraries and how many of them are filled by candidates with no formalized training. This lack of preparation often leads to added stress as they scramble to learn how to lead, to formulate departmental goals, to conduct effective assessment, to think and plan strategically, to counsel employees, and much more. This book will serve equally as a primer for librarians new to management and those needing a refresher in basic management concepts. Seasoned managers may also look to this guide as a quick reference resource covering multiple management subjects. The contents of the monograph include basic concepts, real word examples/case studies, and bibliographic information for further management skill development. Ideal for both new and currently practicing library managers and leaders Written from a librarian’s point of view Includes examples directly related to libraries Combines theory and real-world examples in new and innovative ways

Leadership in the Library and Information Science Professions Book

Leadership in the Library and Information Science Professions

  • Author : Mark Winston
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-12-19
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135024017

Leadership in the Library and Information Science Professions Excerpt :

Safely guide your library into the new millennium! Like so much else in the information professions, leadership styles are being forced to change to meet the demands of technological innovation. Leadership in the Library and Information Science Professions is among the first books to focus on this increasingly important job qualification. It offers practical advice for developing strong, flexible, and creative leadership skills in yourself and your staff. This fascinating volume stresses the leadership needed to manage change. The essential skills taught here will help you update library services at a reasonable pace while preserving valuable low-tech alternatives. As one chapter recommends, “Every librarian at every level should have ready an answer-multiple answers-to the ubiquitous questions: Why do we still need libraries when everything is on the Web? How can you justify an expanding budget in the Internet Age?” Leadership in the Library and Information Science Professions offers fresh ideas for developing and using leadership skills, including: recruiting tips for identifying potential leaders staff training and development restructuring the organization to encourage full staff participation budget strategies for successful leaders issues of gender and ethnic diversity evaluating and assessing leadership Leadership in the Library and Information Science Professions is an essential resource for library administrators and staff. By developing your leadership skills and those of your staff, you can confidently face the hectic pace of change in the information sciences.

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

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.

Millennial Leadership in Libraries Book

Millennial Leadership in Libraries

  • Author : Ashley Krenelka Chase
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Diversity in the workplace
  • Pages : 453
  • ISBN 10 : 0837740819

Millennial Leadership in Libraries Excerpt :

"It is not only important for Millennial librarians to have a base of literature from which they can draw information, guidance, or inspiration, it is also important for librarians from other generations to understand what Millennial librarians have to offer and how their entree into library leadership will affect the profession. This book, with chapters written by librarians from every generation and from libraries of all kinds, seeks to fill that void. Section I (Why Lead? The Need for Millennial Leadership in Libraries) brings together chapters that focus on the need for a new generation of leaders in libraries. The chapters in Section II (Workplace Relationships: Bridging the Gap between Generations) touch on library relationships across generations: the good, the bad, and the ugly. Section III (Millennial Leadership Skills, Styles, Strategies, and Stories) includes chapters that detail how Millennial leaders work in libraries, from outreach and marketing to blogging and collaborating. Section IV (Get them in the Door: Bringing Millennial Leadership into the Library (or Not)), while short, is an essential read for any current library leaders or administrators seeking to bring Millennial leaders into the library, or to cultivate the Millennial leadership that's already found in the library. Finally, Section V (Plotting, Planning, Persevering: Making the Most of a Millennial Leader's Career) includes chapters on career planning for Millennial librarians"--Provided by the publisher.

Bold Minds Book

Bold Minds

  • Author : Margaret Weaver
  • Publisher : Facet Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-11-10
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9781783304530

Bold Minds Excerpt :

Are librarians and libraries relevant in the 21st century? This is a fundamental question and one that presents differing opinions across the many diverse information sectors. If there is a continuing need for libraries and for librarians, then how do library leaders obtain strategic support when there appears to be a lack of clarity or understanding about the very purpose of libraries at a time when economically, libraries are under pressure to develop new business models and be more commercially focussed? Bold Minds: Library leadership in a time of disruption brings together international leaders who frame many aspects of the current library provision and who carry responsibility for the library models of the future to consider how librarians and libraries can be a driving force in a time of disruptive economic, technological and cultural change. Each chapter critically presents a short leadership provocation regarding libraries and their purpose, encompassing impact, service delivery, collections, staff skills and professional training and assessing what it means for leaders, their sectors and organisations, and how they have developed their personal leadership signature. This book will be invaluable to library and information professionals in a range of public and private sector libraries as well as policy makers in services where libraries are a component. It will also be useful for students, educational establishments, and IT professionals with an information management element to their work.

Creative Planning for Library Administration Book

Creative Planning for Library Administration

  • Author : Kent Hendrickson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-12-20
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 118
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000757903

Creative Planning for Library Administration Excerpt :

In the seven chapters of this book, first published in 1991, the topics of planning and creativity as they apply to the management of academic libraries are discussed fully, with specific examples and detailed guidelines. Topics such as involving all members of the library staff in decision making and encouraging creativity in an unstable work environment are explored, as are new developments like performance measures.

Crucible Moments Book

Crucible Moments

  • Author : Steven Bell
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-01-08
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN 10 : 0990730050

Crucible Moments Excerpt :

An authentic, honest and inspiring collection of stories from 16 library leaders on how they became a leader in their library and their profession. The stories are organized by the following themes: Importance of Library Leadership, Implementing Lessons, Growth Through Challenge, Leading with Intention and Leadership in Action. This book is aimed at every librarian no matter what type of library you serve or where you are in your library career.

The Leader in Me Book
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The Leader in Me

  • Author : Stephen R. Covey
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-12-11
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781471104466

The Leader in Me Excerpt :

Children in today's world are inundated with information about who to be, what to do and how to live. But what if there was a way to teach children how to manage priorities, focus on goals and be a positive influence on the world around them? The Leader in Meis that programme. It's based on a hugely successful initiative carried out at the A.B. Combs Elementary School in North Carolina. To hear the parents of A. B Combs talk about the school is to be amazed. In 1999, the school debuted a programme that taught The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Peopleto a pilot group of students. The parents reported an incredible change in their children, who blossomed under the programme. By the end of the following year the average end-of-grade scores had leapt from 84 to 94. This book will launch the message onto a much larger platform. Stephen R. Covey takes the 7 Habits, that have already changed the lives of millions of people, and shows how children can use them as they develop. Those habits -- be proactive, begin with the end in mind, put first things first, think win-win, seek to understand and then to be understood, synergize, and sharpen the saw -- are critical skills to learn at a young age and bring incredible results, proving that it's never too early to teach someone how to live well.

Developing Library Leaders Book

Developing Library Leaders

  • Author : Robert D. Stueart
  • Publisher : Neal Schuman Pub
  • Release Date : 2010-01-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 106
  • ISBN 10 : 1555707254

Developing Library Leaders Excerpt :

How can you successfully lead your library through the changes taking place in today's transitional information environment? What skills must you develop or hone in order to build a confident, comfortable, and capable staff in your institution? In their highly practical new How-To-Do-It Manual, authors Robert D. Stuart, the former Dean Emeritus of Simmons College's Graduate School of Library and Information Science and Maureen Sullivan, a leadership expert with over thirty years experience delivering consulting and training services to libraries and other information services, will help you identify the essential concepts and goals behind great leadership, and effectively implement each one into your library's organizational structure. Developing Library Leaders covers key strategies and processes for coaching, team building, and mentoring library staff. Following a foreword from James G. Neal, (Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian, Columbia University) the authors clearly define the major roles and responsibilities of a library leader and offer valuable techniques for persuading and influencing others, building and leading teams and groups, and managing projects. There is step-by-step guidance for developing crucial coaching and mentoring skills, as well as tips for succession planning and facilitating long-term development. Throughout the book, Stueart and Sullivan provide ample models, outlines, examples, and charts for further guidance and to reinforce the practical use of key strategies. The generations-old adage that "leaders are born not bred" is a myth; it is now commonly accepted that leadership is a skill that can be developed. Stueart and Sullivan show current and future library directors and managers how to develop their institutions' most valuable asset - their staff- and better prepare them to lead.

 Leading from the Middle   and Other Contrarian Essays on Library Leadership Book

Leading from the Middle and Other Contrarian Essays on Library Leadership

  • Author : John Lubans Jr.
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2010-06-16
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN 10 : 9781598845785

Leading from the Middle and Other Contrarian Essays on Library Leadership Excerpt :

This compilation reveals how followers help an organization get better and how effective followers—leading from the middle—are essential to the best kind of leadership. • http://blog.lubans.org/ has been created for the book and supplements the book in multiple ways, with essays, observations, media, discussions, case studies, and self help tests • Photographs and illustrations emphasize points made within selected essays

The Many Faces of School Library Leadership Book

The Many Faces of School Library Leadership

  • Author : Sharon Coatney
  • Publisher : Libraries Unltd Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 147
  • ISBN 10 : 1591588936

The Many Faces of School Library Leadership Excerpt :

School librarians are called upon to provide leadership in many and varied areas. This book shows them how.

Emotional Intelligence and Critical Thinking for Library Leaders Book

Emotional Intelligence and Critical Thinking for Library Leaders

  • Author : Gary L. Shaffer
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-03-17
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789738698

Emotional Intelligence and Critical Thinking for Library Leaders Excerpt :

As the use of libraries changes, leaders need to improve their emotional intelligence and critical thinking in order to attract and retain users. Focused on practical management advice, this is an engaging discussion of how library leaders can grow in their role.