A Leadership Primer for New Librarians

A Leadership Primer for New Librarians
Author: Suzanne Byke,Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2014-01-23
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9781780631431

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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. Defines effective leadership and followership for early-career librarians Includes stories of common experiences turned into leadership development opportunities Identifies and addresses the need for leadership development in early-career information professionals

A Leadership Primer for New Librarians

A Leadership Primer for New Librarians
Author: Suzanne Byke,Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 167
Release: 2009
Genre: Education
ISBN: 184334419X

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The authors provide strategies and practical tips for leadership development in the field of librarianship. They show how to create leadership opportunities when none appear to be present, how to take charge of professional development, and how to become an effective follower as well as an effective leader.

Mid Career Library and Information Professionals

Mid Career Library and Information Professionals
Author: Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen,Linda Crook
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2010-12-14
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9781780630533

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As librarians move into the middle of their careers, they are more ready than ever to take on new leadership opportunities. Literature on leadership is expanding in the field of library and information sciences, and more and more seminars and workshops are being offered for new and seasoned leaders. This book asks the questions: ‘What about us?’ and, ‘Where is the leadership advice and training for those who are no longer new librarians, but are also not yet seasoned leaders?’ The title illustrates how to work the middle, from being in the sophomore slump progressing to the next leaders in the field, to look for perspectives from others who are in the middle of their career, and how they have developed into leaders, ways to develop one’s own style of leadership and grow one’s career and future as a librarian and information professional. Perspectives on leadership from mid-career information professionals Tips and tools on how to become a leader from the middle of your career A how-to guide on making changes from the middle

Skills to Make a Librarian

Skills to Make a Librarian
Author: Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2014-12-11
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9780081000656

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The library and information profession builds skills and expertise that cover a wide spectrum. These skills are often desirable in other fields and industries. Likewise, the skills we build before entering the library and information professions can help us as professionals. Skills to Make a Librarian looks at both sides of this equation through a collection of essays by current and former librarians and information professionals who make use of this wide range of cross disciplinary skills. Chapters written by authors at various points in their careers detailing what skills they have developed outside of librarianship Chapter authors discuss skills that have benefited their practice and careers, and how the skills of librarianship fit into life outside libraries Authors open up about personal experiences while keeping it professional

Beyond Mentoring

Beyond Mentoring
Author: Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2016-11-17
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9780081012956

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Beyond Mentoring: A Guide for Librarians and Information Professionals looks at mentorship, mentorship programs, what works, what doesn’t, and different techniques, such as group and peer mentoring. The book considers many aspects of mentoring, various programs, and their successes and failures, going beyond the usual types of mentoring by looking at newer models. An example of the cohort model from the American Library Association Emerging Leader model is included as a case study. In addition, another case study on the Sunshine State leadership Institute provides a toolkit for building your own program. The final section of the book offers perspectives and tools that people can use in designing their own programs. Provides case studies and perspectives from librarians who have been involved in mentoring programs Describes program types that go beyond traditional mentoring, including peer-to-peer and cohort or group mentoring Gives practical advice to help readers apply best practices to their own situations Offers a hands-on perspective of the program design process

The Frugal Librarian

The Frugal Librarian
Author: Carol Smallwood
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2011
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9780838910757

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Tackles issues on managing library resources and patrons' needs during economic downturns through essays written by librarians on topics such as grant writing, cancellation decision-making, shared resources, and inexpensive professional development.

Succession Planning in Canadian Academic Libraries

Succession Planning in Canadian Academic Libraries
Author: Janneka Guise
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 124
Release: 2015-10-07
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9780128023723

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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

Writing and Publishing

Writing and Publishing
Author: Carol Smallwood
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 189
Release: 2010
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9780838909966

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Have you ever considered writing or reviewing for the library community? Are you interested in publishing a book on your favorite author or hobby? Do you need to write and publish for tenure? If so, Writing and Publishing is for you. Practical how-to guidance covering fiction, poetry, children's books/magazines, self-publishing, literary agents, personal blogging, and other topics will help you write * As an expert for other library professionals * Creative copy and information about your library * Copy for websites, blogs, and online columns * Bibliographic essays and lists * Book reviews (formal and informal)Writing and Publishing will serve as a great resource, whether in taking the anxiety out of writing or refining your style, you’ll use this book as much as your pen or keyboard!