New Ideas in Library Leadership

ACRL Leadership Books with discount text

ACRL announces the publication of 3 new books full of exercises, effective practices, innovative ideas, and detailed case studies that can help you develop your unique leadership potential, lead change within your library, and cultivate the skills of new library leaders. Save 15% when you buy all 3 print books from the ALA Store by April 15, 2020 with code ACRLEAD15.

Packed with learning activities, case studies, personal stories, and self-reflective exercises, along with a discussion of library leadership styles, theories, and models for academic libraries, Becoming a Library Leader: Seven Stages of Leadership Development for Academic Librarians by Shin Freedman and James M. Freedman can help you both understand leadership and develop it within yourself.

Developing the Next Generation of Library Leaders (ACRL Publications in Librarianship No. 75) by Lori Birrell examines how the library profession can foster skill development for new leaders through the leadership development stories of twenty-two assistant/associate deans, exploring ways the profession can systematically cultivate leadership skill development in new leaders and help them meet the evolving challenges of higher education.

In five sections—strategic planning, reorganization, culture change, new roles, and technological change—Leading Change in Academic Libraries edited by Colleen Boff and Catherine Cardwell, uses Kotter’s Eight-Stage Process of Creating Major Change as a framework for examining common types of changes across a variety of institutions, offering effective practices and tips for navigating specific challenges that can help you establish flexible, nimble, and collaborative decision-making processes.

Becoming a Library Leader, Developing the Next Generation of Library Leaders , and Leading Change in Academic Libraries are available for purchase in print and as ebooks through the ALA Online Store; in print through Amazon.com; and by telephone order at (866) 746-7252 in the U.S. or (770) 442-8633 for international customers.

Save 15% when you buy all 3 print books from the ALA Store by April 15, 2020 with code ACRLEAD15.