A Leadership Primer for New Librarians, 1st Edition

  • Suzanne Byke
  • Published By: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 178063143X
  • ISBN-13: 9781780631431
  • DDC: 020.23
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 182 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released September 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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This book provides strategies and practical tips for leadership development in the field of librarianship. With the increase of both new graduates entering the field and upcoming retirements, there is a foreseeable gap in library leadership. Many early-career librarians will move into roles they are not ready for and others will find themselves having to lead without being in traditional leadership roles. This book offers suggestions for librarians facing these challenging new circumstances. The book shows how to create leadership opportunities when none appear to be present, how to take charge of your own professional development, and how to become an effective follower as well as an effective leader. The book helps the reader to recognize and take advantage of the leadership opportunities set before them.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Front Matter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Authors.
List of Acronyms.
1: About This Book.
2: What You Didn't Learn in Your LIS Program.
3: Becoming a Leader Even If You Aren't in a Leadership Position.
4: Why Follower Isn't a Dirty Word.
5: Setting Yourself Apart.
6: Self-Promotion.
7: The Next Steps.
8: The Toolkit.