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The Challenge of Library Management: Leading with Emotional Engagement
Change is inevitable and essential to any functioning institution. But change can be stressful, especially when it upsets established routines and patterns. Library managers need to be able to lead staff through episodes of change while remaining empathetic, and this book shows them how to Engage library staff in the process and encourage their active participation Navigat ...more
ebook, 184 pages
Published January 1st 2011 by American Library Association
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The Challenge of Library Management: Leading with Emotional Engagement by Wyoma Vanduinkerken is a good read for any librarian in desire of developing their leadership skills. The book is comprised of steps to making lasting change in the library. I rated this book four out of five stars.
There were some useful things in this book, but for the most part it felt like it was intended for a much less experienced audience - which is a bit confusing, since a less experienced audience probably wouldn't be in a position to institute changes like the ones discussed in the book.
While I was able to take away some ideas from this book, the prose was dense and technical. For a book dealing with emotional engagement, it fell short on warmth and invigoration that I was hoping to take away as inspiration and apply at my own library.
This is not a fun read--I finished this book for class, and while I found many points to be of great potetial utility, it was not "enjoyable" by any means. But such is the nature of books assigned for education/library classes.