ERIC Number: EJ1074319
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
What Do We Mean by Library Leadership? Leadership in LIS Education
Phillips, Abigail L.
Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, v55 n4 p336-344 Fall 2014
Leadership is an often-misunderstood word, especially in the context of libraries. With multiple definitions for the word "leadership" and vast numbers of leadership styles, it can be difficult to identity what exactly is meant when discussing library leadership. This literature review brings together 10 years of scholarly research on leadership in the library as it relates to LIS education. Through a close evaluation of this literature, a more holistic understanding of "leadership" as a concept in LIS education can be better understood. Several topics are highlighted and discussed including the ambiguity in definitions of "leadership", the qualities of library leaders, leadership in LIS curriculum, library leadership and organization change, and library leadership and new librarians. For this review, the definition of LIS curriculum includes professional association leadership programs. Closing this literature review are recommendations for incorporating leadership education and mentorship opportunities into MLIS programs.
Descriptors: Information Science Education, Leadership, Literature Reviews, Educational Research, Meta Analysis, Concept Teaching, Ambiguity (Context), Definitions, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Styles, Instructional Leadership, Organizational Change, Library Administration, Librarians, Transformational Leadership, Skill Analysis, Administrator Education, Public Libraries, Research Libraries, Generational Differences, Mentors, Educational Opportunities, Course Content, College Programs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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