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Leading in the new academic library
Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited, [2017]
Physical Description:
x, 195 pages ; 24 cm
Part I. Challenges and opportunities -- The academic library's new role / Robert E. Fox Jr. -- Libraries and IT : the merged road ahead / Christina Bell and Andrew W. White -- Data-driven decision making / David McCaslin -- Academic libraries reimagined : how facilities are changing to support new services / Joseph Fennewald -- Renovating an entire library to meet the changing needs of users / David Pilachowski -- 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 -- The generalist in the small college library / Ana Noriega -- New ways of working : flexible work arrangements in academic libraries / Lauren Reiter and Diane Zabel -- Better together : cultivating library/campus collaborations / Harriet Lightman and Marianne Ryan -- Strategic collaboration : if you want to go far, go together / Barbara I. Dewey -- Part II. Leadership in the face of transformation -- Looking behind the curtain : perspectives of an executive search consultant / Matt Bunting -- Leadership development for early career librarians / Mark A. Puente -- Establishing the diversity alliance : recruiting, retaining, and developing librarians from underrepresented groups / Jon E. Cawthorne, Lori Hostuttler, Martha Yancey, Ashleigh D. Coren, Lisette Herná́ndez, and Chanelle Pickens -- Leading from the middle and moving up : advice for mid-career librarians who want to move up the organization / Pixey Anne Mosley -- Leading from the middle : mid-career librarians who step in to take charge as needed / Jennie Levine Knies -- Leading for your replacement : succession planning / Anne Langley.
Other Format:
Online version: Leading in the new academic library Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited, [2017] 9781440851148 (DLC) 2017017411


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025.1977 Leadi 4-Week Loan

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State Library of Oregon1Received on 8/10/17



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.

* 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 Notes

Becky Albitz , MLS, EdD, is director of the James A. Cannavino Library at Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY.

Christine Avery is senior director of Commonwealth Campus Libraries and Strategic Projects, The University Libraries, Penn State University.

Diane Zabel is the Benzak Business Librarian and head of the Schreyer Business Library at Penn State University.

Reviews 1

Library Journal Review

As academic libraries reconfigure spaces and services, leaders require new skill sets to thrive. Editors Albitz (director, James A. Cannavino Lib., Marist Coll.), Christine Avery (senior director, Commonwealth Campus Libs. and Strategic Projects, the Univ. Libs., Pennsylvania State Univ.), and Diane Zabel (head, Schreyer Business Lib., Pennsylvania State Univ.) draw on their extensive library management experience to pull together several articles on leadership. Contributors (primarily librarians) share from their personal experience and practical knowledge of the field. This volume opens with a framing article that outlines the new roles of academic libraries and considers issues such as technology integration, data collection, building redesign, staffing, and campus collaborations. It further discusses how to acquire the proficiencies necessary to become a leader in this new environment. An executive search consultant delves into how searches for head librarians have changed and includes notes on desirable preparation and career paths for successful candidates. Individual chapters focus on early career, underrepresented groups, middle managers, and succession planning. Suggestions and strategies for developing leadership skills are offered for each stage of a librarian's career. VERDICT Academic librarians will appreciate this overview of the new services and demands in their workplaces. Those hoping to pursue leadership opportunities will welcome the advice.-Judy Solberg, Sacramento, CA © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Becky Albitz and Christine Avery and Diane ZabelRobert E. Fox Jr.Christina Bell and Andrew W. WhiteDavid McCaslinJoseph FennewaldDavid M. PilachowskiJ. Christopher Holobar and James A. JamisonAna NoriegaLauren Rciter and Diane ZabelHarriet Lightman and Marianne RyanBarbara I. DeweyMatthew BuntingMark A. PuenteJon E. Cawthorne and Lori Hostuttler and Martha Yancey and Ashleigh D. Coren and Lisette Hernández and Chanelle PickensPixey Anne MosleyJennie Levine KniesAnne Langley
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. ix
Part 1 Challenges and Opportunities
Chapter 1 The Academic Library's New Rolep. 3
Chapter 2 Libraries and IT: The Merged Road Aheadp. 13
Chapter 3 Data-Driven Decision Makingp. 23
Chapter 4 Academic Libraries Reimagined: How Facilities, Are Changing to Support New Servicesp. 35
Chapter 5 Renovating an Entire Library to Meet the Changing Needs of Usersp. 47
Chapter 6 The Inmates Are Running (Parts of) the Asylum: New Roles and Opportunities for Support Stall in Academic Librariesp. 61
Chapter 7 The Generalist in the Small College Libraryp. 73
Chapter 8 New Ways of Working: Flexible Work Arrangements in Academic Librariesp. 83
Chapter 9 Better Together: Cultivating Library-Campus Collaborationsp. 93
Chapter 10 Strategic Collaboration: If You Want to Go Far, Go Togetherp. 105
Part 2 Leadership in the Face of Transformation
Chapter 11 Looking behind the Curtain: Perspectives of an Executive Search Consultantp. 123
Chapter 12 Leadership Development for Early-Career Librariansp. 131
Chapter 13 Establishing the Diversity Alliance: Recruiting, Retaining, and Developing Librarians from Underrepresented Groupsp. 141
Chapter 14 Leading from the Middle and Moving Up: Advice for Mid-Career Librarians Who Want to Move Up the Organizationp. 153
Chapter 15 Leading from the Middle: Mid-Career Librarians Who Step In to Take Charge as Neededp. 165
Chapter 16 Leading for Your Replacement: Succession Planningp. 177
About the Editors and Contributorsp. 185
Indexp. 193