New book: A Leadership Primer for New Librarians

Chandos Publishing  recently released a guide for new LIS graduates,  “A Leadership Primer for New Librarians: tools for helping today’s early-career librarians become tomorrow’s library leaders.” Authors are S. Byke and D.L. Lowe-Wincentsen.  Hat tip to the Gaunt slips.

A Leadership Primer for New Librarians: tools for helping today’s early-career librarians become tomorrow’s library leaders

Chandos Publishing, 2008

http://chandospublishing.com/chandos_publishing_record_detail.php?ID=218

ISBN: 9781843344193

Summary

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

 

Table of Contents

Introduction

What you didn’t learn in your LIS program

Becoming a leader even if you aren’t in a leadership position

Why follower isn’t a dirty word

Setting yourself apart

Self promotion

The next steps

The Toolbox

 

 

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