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Developing Library Leaders: A How To Do It Manual For Coaching, Team Building, And Mentoring Library Staff

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How can you successfully lead your library through the changes taking place in today's transitional information environment? What skills must you develop or hone in order to build a confident, comfortable, and capable staff in your institution? In their highly practical new How-To-Do-It Manual, authors Robert D. Stueart, the former Dean Emeritus of Simmons College's Gradua ...more
Paperback, 106 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Neal-Schuman Publishers
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Bethany
Mar 19, 2016 Bethany rated it it was ok
Shelves: grad-school, 2016
Why yes, I AM using my gradschool reading to add to my Goodreads 2016 reading challenge.
Jenny
Jul 19, 2013 Jenny rated it liked it
Read in preparation for the New England Library Leadership Symposium (NELLS).

Chapter One: Leadership for Today's Libraries and Information Services

p. 1 manage things, lead people
leader (defn.): a person who influences others in an identified situation or group to obtain a particular result that will benefit the organization. Such a position does not depend on a title or on some recognition of formal authority.
p. 2-3 hierarchical vs. democratic/collaborative approach, empowerment of team members,
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Tressa
Mar 19, 2015 Tressa rated it it was ok
Shelves: non-fiction, library
This book is alright. The premise is good and there are some good things to think about. On the whole, it's much too repetitive. However, I have only two main criticisms of this book:

1. For two people with such extensive backgrounds in library leadership, I felt that the authors borrowed too much from other authors and leaders. Stueart & Sullivan's only original content was in the preface and afterword.

2. Some of these chapters make me think that the authors have never worked in a library.
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