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A Leadership Primer for New Librarians

Tools for Helping Today’s Early-Career Librarians Become Tomorrow’s Library Leaders

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.

Paperback, 182 Pages

Published: October 2008

Imprint: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-84334-419-3


  • …an interesting book which is easy to read., The Australian Library Journal
    I recommend this book as an encouraging read for new librarians, and as an interesting read for their more established colleagues., The Australian Library Journal


  • About this book; 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 toolkit.


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