ERIC Number: EJ1113777
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Reference Count: 4
Achieving That Elusive "Leadership Zone"
Martin, Ann M.
Knowledge Quest, v45 n1 p54-60 Sep-Oct 2016
Reaching the "leadership zone" happens when librarians tap into the extraordinary skills lying within to overcome obstacles and transform sometimes-difficult situations into meaningful outcomes. Maturing into an experienced leader who stays in the leadership zone requires knowledge, training, and practice. This article provides tactical leadership tips to assist in developing school librarians as leaders who have the mental focus to guide their school library programs through today's changing environment. The following tips are presented: (1) Stay Connected to Your National Professional Association; (2) Articulate a Library Program Vision That Defines the Future; (3) Model the Skills and Practices of Effective Management; (4) Empower Others; and (5) Sharpen Job Skills.
Descriptors: Librarians, Library Skills, Library Services, School Libraries, Leadership, Leaders, Professional Associations, Library Associations, Library Administration, Leadership Effectiveness, Empowerment, Library Role
American Association of School Librarians. Available from: American Library Association. 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Tel: 1-800-545-2433; Web site: http://knowledgequest.aasl.org/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff
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