Continuing Professional Development: Pathways to Leadership in the Library and Information World

  • Volume 126
  • IFLA Publications 126
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  • ISBN-10: 3598440278
  • ISBN-13: 9783598440274
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 319 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released March 2008
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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These papers focus on the topic of leadership in the library and information professions, providing an overview of institutes, programs and activities occurring around the world. Some are described in detail, outlining learning objectives, structure, recruitment and evaluation strategies; others summarize national and international initiatives.

They will provide valuable insights to anyone interested in workforce planning strategies aimed at addressing current shortages of library leaders, as well as those who may have experienced difficulties recruiting to leadership positions and now want to explore the best ways of developing and equipping their own staff with skills to enable them to become the leaders of the future.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
1: Introduction to the Conference.
2: Library Leadership Development: Institutional Commitment, Increasing Underrepresented Populations and Impacting the Information Profession.
3: Developing an International Library Leadership Institute: Thinking Outside the Borders.
4: International Partnerships and Leadership Development: African National Congress, University of Fort Hare, University of Connecticut Partnership, 1999–2007.
5: Leading Modern Public Libraries: A National Development Programme for England.
6: Efforts in Leadership and Succession Planning, Large and Small.
7: The Leadership and Management Development Programme in the French National Library.
8: Le Developpement Des Competences Manageriales a La Bibliotheque Nationale de France.
9: E–Learning: One Path to Leadership Development.
10: Which Leader are You? or: Three Functions for Leadership, Linking with Strategic Goals.
11: Quel Responsible Etes–Vous? ou: Les Trois Fonctions Du Leadership, En Lien Avec Les Objectifs Strategiques de Votre Bibliotheque.
12: Research Library Leadership Development: Creating a Best Practice.
13: A Question of Confidence?: Developing Future Leaders and Managers for Library and Information Services—A Case Study of a Tailored Approach to Personal and Professional Development.
14: The New Jersey Academy of Library Leadership: What Impact has it Had?.
15: Leadership Needs of Asian Librarians: An Account of an Asian Library Leadership Institute.
16: The Observant I: Self-Assessment and the Evaluation of Library Leadership Development.
17: Leadership Skills: When are they Taught, When are they Used.
18: Developing a North/South Leadership Dialogue: Building on the Experience of the Northern Exposure to Leadership Institute (NELI).
19: Location, Location, Location: A Librarian’s Guide to Isolation.
20: Two X̲’ers Tell Why̲ and How: Succession Planning for the Future.
21: Developing the Concepts of ‘Leadership for All’ in Library and Information Services: Exploring the Rationale and Making it Happen.
Other IFLA Source Material.