Before libraries can successfully combat the many external challenges they face, they need to be strong internally. The long-term success of libraries has to start from within. This training will focus on three critical areas where managers can fortify themselves, their staff and their organizations’ culture:
1. Destroying leadership myths that are pervasive within the library profession
2. Examining how library directors can encourage emergent leaders within their organization to take on surfacing leadership deficits
3. Addressing the need for healthy leaders to create healthy organizations
The current revolution in libraries requires leaders with the confidence to lead from any position to create an environment in which employees are encouraged to support each other and establish healthy organizations.