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Leading Libraries : How to create a service culture, Paperback / softback Book

Leading Libraries : How to create a service culture Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback


This book seeks to explore leading in libraries, not leadership in terms of authority, but emphasising the act of leading, with a focus on what it means to lead, the acts and behaviours that are needed and how they impact on a wider organisation. Leading Libraries uses examples and case studies, along with reflective exercises, to show how a commitment to a service in libraries looks in action.

The authors argue that commitment to service is mandatory in libraries and offer practical tools and tips for exercising leadership skills and leadership behaviours to help realize this. Topics covered include: leadership theories - traditional and transformationalbalancing encouragement and accountabilityinnovation and evolving servicestrategic planningsustaining service as a valueformalizing service leadership This book will be useful for information professionals and aspiring leaders seeking to understand leadership and to develop their own service-lead leadership.



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