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Leadership in Libraries. Chandos Information Professional Series

  • Published: February 2012
  • 212 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology

The efforts of ethnic-minority librarians to become leaders in Western libraries are an important topic for any librarian working towards becoming a leader, with issues such as cross-cultural leadership relevant for all aspiring librarians.

Leadership in Libraries covers leadership in various areas, provides examples of successful minority leaders in different fields and statistical data on minorities and librarians in several countries. The title probes library school programs and their efforts to develop leadership skills among librarians in general, and among minority librarians in particular. The book begins by introducing the concept of ethnic-minority leadership, moving on in the first chapter to definitions by culture, profession, and gender. The next three chapters consider managers as leaders, leadership styles, skills, and leadership in school, public and academic libraries in the US, the UK, Canada and Australia. The final chapter includes instances of bad leadership, and offers a conclusion.

- Presents information on learning and developing leadership skills
- Assesses current and relevant statistical data on minority librarians in Canada, US and UK
- Explores information on leadership related courses offered in library schools

Leadership as defined by culture, profession and gender
Managers and leaders
Leadership styles
Leadership skills
Leadership in school, public and academic libraries in the US, the UK, Canada and Australia

Kumaran, Maha
Maha Kumaran is the Saskatchewan Health Information Resources Partnership Librarian at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada. Prior to this, she was the Virtual Reference Librarian at Saskatoon Public Library (SPL), and she has also served as the Adult/Young Adult Librarian at SPL. Maha has worked in Canadian libraries for the last 16 years.

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