The librarian as a leader: development of leadership in the library and information profession

  • Anthea Sutton Information Resources Group, Health Economics and Decision Science, ScHARR, The University of Sheffield, Regent Court, 30 Regent Street, Sheffield, S1 4DA
  • Andrew Booth ScHARR, The University of Sheffield

Abstract


A literature review was conducted to identify articles on leadership in the library and information profession since 2011.Articles identified were examined in terms of demand for leadership skills and supply of professional development opportunities. The leadership profile of skills and competencies is diverse: flexibility is the key within the rapidly changing landscape of the profession. Available training and development opportunities range from formal training programmes to low-cost approaches that can be easily implemented by individuals or within organisations.

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Published
2017-01-12
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Sutton A, Booth A. The librarian as a leader: development of leadership in the library and information profession. JEAHIL [Internet]. 12Jan.2017 [cited 23Oct.2019];10(4). Available from: http://ojs.eahil.eu/ojs/index.php/JEAHIL/article/view/210
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