Discussing the many elements of library leadership from a variety of perspectives_including ancient, contemporary, and feminist_and interwoven with candid insights and ideas of professional library leaders, this volume presents a unique and moving account of library leadership as it is today. By employing interviews with library leaders to investigate motivation, energy, passion, creativity, and vision, Brockmeyer-Klebaum provides richness and depth to discussions on leadership elements, such as managing competing demands on time, energy, and attention. Also, by exploring leadership from within the ranks, the author provides the ways and means of leading from the middle and managing your boss. Lastly, this work examines emerging leadership through an investigation of Northern Exposure to Leadership (an institute for new Canadian librarians) and Snowbird Leadership Institute (its American counterpart). Taken together, this book, grounded in experience and steeped in authenticity, is a refreshing look at library leadership.
Donna Brockmeyer is the Library Director at St. Thomas More College at the University of Saskatchewan.
Part 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 1. The Soul in Library Leadership Chapter 3 2. Ancient, Contemporary, Critical, Feminist and Alternative Leadership Chapter 4 3. Bison in the Storm: Leaders and Leadership Qualities Chapter 5 4. How a Garden Grows: Nurturing Leadership through Educational Institutes Chapter 6 5. And What of You and Me: Leading with Soul in the Workplace Part 7 References Part 8 About the Author