4. Become a BoK Star

In a previous post I listed 24 library leadership qualities that will inspire me to be a loyal follower. 4.  I will follow someone who helps me overcome obstacles. LIANZA’s professional registration scheme provides (amongst other things) a framework for employers to coach and develop their library and information professional staff. Many New Zealand librarians who are professionally registered…

3. Be The First Penguin

In a previous post I listed 24 library leadership qualities that will inspire me to be a loyal follower. 3.  I will follow someone who shows me the way (leads by example). Leading by example is difficult, because it’s personal. It takes courage to step outside your comfort zone. It is a calculated risk where the benefits…

2. Aim For Excellence, Always

In a previous post I listed 24 library leadership qualities that will inspire me to be a loyal follower. 2.  I will follow someone who aims to be the best and attempts to make it happen. Good enough is never enough. There will always be room for improvement – new technology to exploit, processes to improve,…

1. Inspire Me With Your Vision For Libraries

In a previous post I listed 24 library leadership qualities that will inspire me to be a loyal follower. 1.  I will follow someone who has a vision of how libraries can take the world to a better place. A vision provides an inspirational statement that captures the essence of an ideal future. And for me,…

The Library Leadership Manifesto

When I attended Aurora in 2005 my manager expected me to be so changed by the experience that I would actively seek new adventures within two years. He was right. By February 2007 I had left libraries altogether. For library leaders to successfully provide guidance and direction, others must be inspired to follow. It takes…