As the profession’s newest members take their places in our libraries, it’s vital to learn what helps them grow as managers and leaders. In this compelling and personal new work each chapter showcases new librarians sharing the strategies that ignite their professional development. It’s inspiring for the new members of your library team and highly informative for management teams committed to building effective professional development programs.
The editors have strategically highlighted those practices and programs that work best in supporting emerging library leaders. And to further support your library’s staff growth, each chapter features a recap of best practices and lessons learned. From building personal networks and creating innovative job descriptions, to mentoring programs, organizing first-year experiences, and providing intensive training, this book will help you support your entry-level librarians, as they build effective leadership skills, assume greater responsibilities, and provide a valuable source of new energy and insight for your library community.
If you’re committed to engaging a new generation of library leaders and attracting the best and brightest to your institution, put this book at the top of your “must have” list.