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
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About the Author
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.
Table of Contents
Introduction Becky Albitz Christine Avery Diane Zabel ix
Part 1 Challenges and Opportunities
Chapter 1 The Academic Library's New Role Robert E. Fox Jr. 3
Chapter 2 Libraries and IT: The Merged Road Ahead Christina Bell Andrew W. White 13
Chapter 3 Data-Driven Decision Making David McCaslin 23
Chapter 4 Academic Libraries Reimagined: How Facilities, Are Changing to Support New Services Joseph Fennewald 35
Chapter 5 Renovating an Entire Library to Meet the Changing Needs of Users David M. Pilachowski 47
Chapter 6 The Inmates Are Running (Parts of) the Asylum: New Roles and Opportunities for Support Stall in Academic Libraries J. Christopher Holobar James A. Jamison 61
Chapter 7 The Generalist in the Small College Library Ana Noriega 73
Chapter 8 New Ways of Working: Flexible Work Arrangements in Academic Libraries Lauren Rciter Diane Zabel 83
Chapter 9 Better Together: Cultivating Library-Campus Collaborations Harriet Lightman Marianne Ryan 93
Chapter 10 Strategic Collaboration: If You Want to Go Far, Go Together Barbara I. Dewey 105
Part 2 Leadership in the Face of Transformation
Chapter 11 Looking behind the Curtain: Perspectives of an Executive Search Consultant Matthew Bunting 123
Chapter 12 Leadership Development for Early-Career Librarians Mark A. Puente 131
Chapter 13 Establishing the Diversity Alliance: Recruiting, Retaining, and Developing Librarians from Underrepresented Groups Jon E. Cawthorne Lori Hostuttler Martha Yancey Ashleigh D. Coren Lisette Hernández Chanelle Pickens 141
Chapter 14 Leading from the Middle and Moving Up: Advice for Mid-Career Librarians Who Want to Move Up the Organization Pixey Anne Mosley 153
Chapter 15 Leading from the Middle: Mid-Career Librarians Who Step In to Take Charge as Needed Jennie Levine Knies 165
Chapter 16 Leading for Your Replacement: Succession Planning Anne Langley 177
About the Editors and Contributors 185