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Providing perspectives of practitioners who are early- and mid-career librarians as well as highly seasoned professionals, this book offers invaluable advice regarding leadership that will help academic librarians of all experience levels to surmount the confounding issues they face and to overcome new challenges.
Academic libraries and librarianship have dramatically evolved in recent years—in everything from their collections and facilities to their relationships with faculty and internal and external partners. These changes demand different mindsets and new skills on the part of librarians. This book explains how the quality of leadership is the key component of successfully implementing innovative service and practices—and as a result, of the success of the library itself. To that end, it offers practical guidelines for implementing leadership principles and achieving success in this evolving culture.
Coedited by a team of three highly experienced academic librarians, Leading in the New Academic Library gives actionable advice regarding subjects like helping staff gain new competencies, leading from the middle, and succession planning. The content also addresses hot topics such as the academic library's new role, the integration of IT into library organization and infrastructure, making data-driven decisions, renovating a library space to meet changing user needs, and collaborating with internal as well as external partners.
- Introduces academic librarians and students to key management issues and provides effective ways to address them
- Demonstrates how qualities of leadership can be cultivated for career success
- Provides up-to-date guidance on leadership skills as they apply in the academic library setting, skills which may not be covered in traditional textbooks for courses in library management and academic librarianship
- Author Info
- Table of Contents
Becky Albitz, Christine Avery, and Diane Zabel
PART I--CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
Chapter 1: The Academic Library’s New Role
Robert E. Fox Jr.
Chapter 2: Libraries and IT: The Merged Road Ahead
Christina Bell and Andrew W. White
Chapter 3: Data-Driven Decision Making
Chapter 4: Academic Libraries Reimagined: How Facilities are Changing to Support New Services
Chapter 5: Renovating an Entire Library to Meet the Changing Needs of Users
Chapter 6: The Inmates are Running (Parts Of) the Asylum: New Roles and Opportunities for Support Staff in Academic Libraries
J. Christopher Holobar and James A. Jamison
Chapter 7: The Generalist in the Small College Library
Chapter 8: New Ways of Working: Flexible Work Arrangements in Academic Libraries
Lauren Reiter and Diane Zabel
Chapter 9: Better Together: Cultivating Library—Campus Collaborations
Harriet Lightman and Marianne Ryan
Chapter 10: Strategic Collaboration: If You Want to Go Far, Go Together
Barbara I. Dewey
PART II—LEADERSHIP IN THE FACE OF TRANSFORMATION
Chapter 11: Looking Behind the Curtain: Perspectives of an Executive Search Consultant
Chapter 12: Leadership Development for Early Career Librarians
Mark A. Puente
Chapter 13: Establishing the Diversity Alliance: Recruiting, Retaining, and Developing Librarians from Underrepresented Groups
Jon E. Cawthorne, Lori Hostuttler, Martha Yancey, Ashleigh D. Coren, Lisette Hernández, and Chanelle Pickens
Chapter 14: Leading from the Middle and Moving Up—Advice for Mid-Career Librarians Who Want to Move Up the Organization
Pixey Anne Mosley
Chapter 15: Leading from the Middle: Mid-Career Librarians Who Step in to Take Charge as Needed
Jennie Levine Knies
Chapter 16: Leading for Your Replacement—Succession Planning
About the Editors and Contributors
"Leading in the New Academic Library provides a productive overview of common leadership challenges coupled with sound advice on facing these situations. This title is recommended for early and mid-career librarians interested in pursuing administrative roles."
"The book is a good start for librarians interested in learning more about the issues current leaders face in the academic library. Even for existing leaders, there are interesting takes on the use of space and ways to encourage leadership development among existing managers. . . . This book does a good job of illuminating some of the more nuts-and-bolts issues facing academic libraries currently and in the years to come."
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