Thursday, August 10, 2017

So You Want to Be an Academic Library Director

Harris, Colleen S. So You Want to Be an Academic Library Director. ALA Editions, 2017. ISBN: 978-0-8389-1496-0

This collection of essays offers a starting point from which academic library directors and aspirants can learn about various leadership skills and then plan their own professional development accordingly.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1   
Navigating Institutional Culture: Building Bridges and Not Burning Them
by Peg Seiden and Eleanor Mitchell
Chapter 2   
The Art of Asking: Communicating Expectations within Your Library
by Samantha Schmehl Hines
Chapter 3   
Collaboration in Connecticut Public Higher Education Libraries
by Patricia S. Banach
Chapter 4   
The Sum of Its Parts: Building Teamwork in the Modern Academic Library Environment
by Emy Nelson Decker
Chapter 5   
Iterative Strategic Planning: Lessons Learned in the Trenches
Bradford Lee Eden
Chapter 6   
So, You Find Yourself Supervising Faculty Librarians: What Now?
by Jonathan Miller
Chapter 7   
It’s Always Personal: Developing an Awareness of Employment Law
by Kim Clarke
Chapter 8   
Facilities for the Director: Communication and Process
Theresa Liedtka and Virginia Cairns
Chapter 9   
Library Safety and Security
by Lisa Beinhoff
Chapter 10   
Why Shared Governance Is Both the Worst and Best Model for Decision-Making in Libraries
by Gary Fitsimmons
Chapter 11   
Relationships with Stakeholders
by Patricia Tully
Chapter 12   
Reframing Community Relations: Four Perspectives on a Children’s Book Event
by Adam Murray
Chapter 13   
Cultural Diversity Programming at Academic Libraries: Skills for Success
by Christopher Shaffer