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Library Leadership and Professional Development Sites

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A compilation of professional resources that stress leadership and professional development. Includes blogs, podcasts, and webpages.

Library Leadership and Professional Development - Resource Descriptions. Better Library Leaders. BLL 13: Career advice from Ellen Mehling of Library Career People, and the joys of leadership burnout.

Better Library Leaders

Welcome back to Better Library Leaders! It’s been a long gap, partially because of the holidays, but also because I have been working hard on a course I’m teaching this month on Collaborative leadership for Library Juice academy. Offices of the American Library Association. This resource list represents leadership development training opportunities for library professionals at all levels and specialties within the library community.

Offices of the American Library Association

Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and Harvard University, Graduate School of Education Leadership Training: ACRL/Harvard Advanced Leadership Institute for Senior Academic Librarians The Advanced Leadership Institute for Senior Academic Librarians enables senior library leaders to better understand and respond to a complicated set of leadership challenges facing academic libraries. The institute reviews foundational concepts from LIAL, applies them to the dynamic competitive environment now facing libraries and extends them to the leadership challenges confronting the 21st century library. American Library Association (ALA) Leadership Training: Emerging Leaders. Florida Library Webinars. Library Juice Academy Courses. Professional Tools. Staff development is a broad term used describe the job-related continuing education of employees in an organization.

Professional Tools

Other terms used interchangeably are in-service education, professional development, and human resource development; the Library of Congress uses LIBRARY EMPLOYEES - IN-SERVICE TRAINING and CAREER DEVELOPMENT. It takes many forms: attending formal classes, workshops or conferences; in-service training, one-on-one coaching, site visits, participation on a staff or association task force or committee, etc.

The transformation of libraries in the services offered and the perspective of its patrons, can only continue to progress if the staff of those libraries are encouraged to continue learning and working together. Staff development needs to have management involvement and backing, and an eye on the overall mission of libraries in general. There are several sub-topics that are important to Staff Development. News/Current Awareness Tools - ACRL/EBSS Education Librarian’s Toolkit - LibGuides at ACRL.

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News/Current Awareness Tools - ACRL/EBSS Education Librarian’s Toolkit - LibGuides at ACRL

Continuing Education - Division of Library and Information Services - Florida Department of State. Library Development Florida library staff members – find the training you need, free of charge.

Continuing Education - Division of Library and Information Services - Florida Department of State

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