ERIC Number: ED303187
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jul-10
Reference Count: N/A
Language, Leadership and Librarians.
Kroll, H. Rebecca
This paper examines the use of language as a tool to gain a position of leadership, to improve the caliber of leadership, or to expand the territory of leadership in any situation, and in libraries in particular. The discussion begins with a brief analysis of the process of spoken, written, and nonverbal communication, with an emphasis on nonverbal forms. An overview of the literature of leadership and a review of ways to approach the analysis of leadership are then provided, and the concepts of communication and leadership are related. Applications of the language of leadership in various library situations are then discussed, including interacting with colleagues and patrons and planning. (7 references) (MES)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Library Administration and Management Association President's Program at the Annual Convention of the American Library Association (New Orleans, LA, July 10, 1988).