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Definition - WJ Competency Index
It is not necessary to have “manager” or “director” in your title in order to be a leader. There are both small and large opportunities to demonstrate leadership at any level. Solid project management skills, alignment with organizational vision and goals, and being responsible to others are all components of being a leader. Library leaders:
Align efforts with the vision and direction of the organization
Demonstrate leadership qualities and behavior
Employ sound project management principles and procedures in the planning and implementation of programs and services
Anticipate and adapt to change and challenges effectively
Training Needs Assessment Rankings
Leadership ranked #17 out of 51 self-identified urgent training needs. It ranked #21 out of 60 topics staff would like training in. 38% (43) of respondents indicated they would like training at the Beginner level, 26% (30) would like training at the Intermediate level, and 40% (35) would like training at the Advanced level.
Customer Service Standards
Safety - Provide a safe environment for staff and public, ensuring privacy, confidentiality, and physical well-being.
Courtesy - Treat everyone with kindness and respect.
Knowledge - Be aware of library policies, procedures, and resources.
Efficiency - Provide accurate and timely service with the best use of tangible and intangible resources.
Layers of Leadership across Libraries, Archives, and Museums (Nexus)
Framework from the Nexus Leading Across Boundaries (Nexus LAB) project that documents leadership skills across six career stages – from entering the profession to leading on behalf of the field.
Library Leadership in the Digital Age
Thought provoking Issue Brief by Deanna Marcum, Managing Director, Ithaka S+R, based on a lecture she delivered at the annual meeting of the National Federation of Information Systems (NFAIS) in February 2016.
Daring Leadership Assessment
Daring leadership is a collection of four skill sets that are teachable, observable, and measurable: Rumbling with Vulnerability, Living into our Values, Braving Trust, and Learning to Rise. The Daring Leadership Assessment will help you gauge your strengths and your opportunities for growth as a daring leader.
Coaching Skills Workshop - November 2021