Making a Difference: Leadership and Academic Libraries (Google eBook)

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Peter Hernon, Nancy Rossiter
Libraries Unlimited, 2007 - Education - 300 pages
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Leadership is separate from, but integral to, management; and library directors today and for the foreseeable future can be expected to play an institutional role as they lead the library to contribute towards the mission of their college and university. Similarly, new courses in library leadership now accompany more traditional ones on managing organizations and information resources. However, much of the literature on LIS leadership represents a distilled application of principles and practices borrowed from other disciplines, with few reports of research from the library field. Conceived as a companion to The Next Library LeadershiP≪/i> (Libraries Unlimited, 2003), Making a Difference includes not only a discussion of effective attributes, but of issues central to the development of leadership qualities, strategies, and dispositions. Essential reading for anyone interested in advancing the quality of leadership within LIS, particularly academic librarians in or aspiring to positions of managerial leadership.

  

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Contents

1 Academic Librarians Today
1
2 The Need for Effective Leadership Is Not Lessening
11
3 The Research Literature on Leadership
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4 Global Leadership
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Table 41 CrossCultural Leadership Differences
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Figure 41 Model of CrossCultural Leadership Effectiveness
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5 Modeling Leadership Theories
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Figure 51 Leadership Models
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Table 113 GenX Attributes by Quartile
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Table 114 Analysis of GenX Attributes by Quartile
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Table 115 GenX Leadership Attributes Compared with Attributes for ARL and NonARL Library Directors
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Figure 112 New Generational Climate Leadership Imperatives
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12 Diversity and Leadership
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Figure 121 Categories of Leadership Qualities Traits and Skills
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13 Ineffective Bad Leadership
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14 Assessing Leadership Skills
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Figure 52 Blake and Moutons Leadership Grid
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6 The LIS Leadership Literature
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From Deans to Presidents
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Figure 71 Leadership Traits Appearing in Job Advertisements
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8 Library Directors Views on Leadership
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9 Leadership Effectiveness
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Table 91 Leadership Effectiveness and Motivational Models
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Figure 91 Model of Leadership Effectiveness
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10 Team Effectiveness and Members as Leaders
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Figure 101 Hackmans Conditions and Corresponding Questions
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Figure 102 Conceptualization of Study
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Figure 103 Description of Pilot and Cases
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Figure 104 Characteristics of Effective Teams
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Figure 105 Barriers to Effective Teams
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Figure 106 Enhancements to Hackmans Framework
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11 GenXers and Millennials Join the Library Express
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Figure 111 Intergenerational Clash Points
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Table 111 Attributes for ARL Library DirectorsCombined Quartiles
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Quartiles Based on Average Scores
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Table 141 Measures of Leadership Skills
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Figure 141 Competency Model Decision Cycle
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Figure 142 Leadership Maturity Model
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15 360Assessment
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Table 151 The Components of Emotional Intelligence
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Table 152 Emotional Intelligence Assessment Survey
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16 Preparing the Next Generation of Directors and Leaders
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Figure 161 Sample Leadership SelfAssessment Exercise
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17 Managerial Leadership as an Area of Doctoral Study
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Figure 171 Curriculum Model
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Figure 172 The Curriculum
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Figure 173 Leadership Model
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Figure 174 Oral Presentation Component of Communication Skills
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Figure 175 Leadership Competencies Assessment Form
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18 Leadership in Academic Libraries Is No Fad
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Figure 181 Depiction of Managerial Leadership
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Bibliography
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Index
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Peter Hernon is a professor at Simmons College, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Boston, and the principal faculty member for the doctoral program Managerial Leadership in the Information Professions. He received his PhD degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, is the 2008 recipient of the ACRL s Academic/Research Librarian of the Year award, is the coeditor of Library & Information Science Research, and has taught, conducted workshops, and delivered addresses internationally. He is the author or coauthor of fifty-two books, including Assessing Service Quality and Viewing Library Metrics from Different Perspectives.

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