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Organizational Storytelling for Librarians: Using Stories for Effective Leadership
Kate Marek
Item Number: 978-0-8389-1079-5
Publisher: ALA Editions
Price: $52.00
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120 pages
6" x 9"
ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-1079-5
Year Published: 2011
AP Categories: A, C, E, G, I

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Just as literature often enhances learning, the power of storytelling can be very effective when applied to leadership and management. Library expert and author Marek shows readers how they can use storytelling to communicate vision and values with
  • A primer on how to develop storytelling skills
  • Tips on how to use narratives to navigate change and build community
  • Strategies for using your library’s buildings and history to communicate shared goals
Applying solid management principles to a library setting, Marek provides the tools and explains the process of leading and managing through organizational storytelling.
Table of Contents

1    Storytelling Retooled
2    Communicating Vision and Values
3    Using Stories to Navigate Change
4    Using Stories to Build Community
5    Telling Stories through Buildings
6    Developing the Skill Set
About the Author

Kate Marek is a professor at Dominican University’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science, where she teaches in the areas of technology and policy. She has worked as a library consultant and in all types of library organizations, and she writes in the areas of libraries, technology, and teaching.

"This book is effective in fostering our thinking about the stories we use and how these conversations can build trust in an authentic manner. I recommend this book as a self-development tool for library managers and people in leadership roles within libraries. The book will be of particular interest to library staff involved in change management, building projects and community development."
--The Australian Library Journal

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