ERIC Number: ED303188
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jul-10
Reference Count: N/A
The Language of Library Leadership: Effective Communication.
Hanson, Charles D.
This paper examines the role of communication in library leadership. The discussion is organized into 14 sections: (1) multidimensional approaches to effective leadership communication and varying communication style to the situation; (2) the importance of conciseness; (3) streamlining library communication; (4) the vision being communicated by library leaders; (5) simplification of library communication and avoidance of jargon; (6) listening as an essential part of communication; (7) qualities of effective communication; (8) the importance of clarity of language; (9) humor and participatory management; (10) leading by example; (11) motivation, values, and time related to leadership communication skills; (12) personnel evaluation; (13) a library communication model; and (14) communicating about librarianship. (42 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).