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   ISSN (Print) 1945-8851
   Published by American Library Association Homepage  [9 journals]
  • LLAMA President's Message

    • Authors: Pixey Anne Mosley
      PubDate: 2017-10-31
      Issue No: Vol. 32, No. 1 (2017)
  • Talent Management: Hiring and Developing Engaged Employees

    • Authors: Anne Marie Casey, Charles O'Bryan
      Abstract: Talent management, which includes intentional work design, leadership development, and employee engagement, is a growing trend in the world of commerce, both domestically and globally. This article provides a review of the literature on talent management and explores ways in which this human resource management concept might be applicable to higher education and libraries.
      PubDate: 2017-10-31
      Issue No: Vol. 32, No. 1 (2017)
  • Lessons from the Field: What Improv Teaches Us About Collaboration

    • Authors: Erin Pappas, Kate Dohe
      Abstract: In this article, we delve into the ways that our working relationships benefit from techniques derived from improvisational comedy. This is not as unusual as it might seem at first glance: major corporations have long used consultants from Second City, Upright Citizens Brigade, and other established improv centers to foster collaboration, improve communication, and increase resilience among staff. These techniques help us navigate the shifting landscape of library partnerships, as well as through changing roles and responsibilities, promotions, and reorganizations. We share our techniques through an immersive workshop, and offer a few of its take-away lessons here.
      PubDate: 2017-10-31
      Issue No: Vol. 32, No. 1 (2017)
  • Whole Person Mentoring for All Stages of the Library Career

    • Authors: April Lynn Colosimo, Robin Elizabeth Desmeules, Dawn McKinnon
      Abstract: The newly launched McGill Library Mentoring Program has two defining features: it is inclusive and holistic. It was designed not only to reach archivists and academic library staff at every career stage, but also to encourage them to participate in the program as both mentors and mentees in order to share their unique interests. For example, many new professionals are entering the workforce with coveted skills in information and education technology. While they may benefit from being mentored by their more experienced colleagues, they may also participate in the program as mentors so that others may benefit from their skills and knowledge. The holistic, or whole person approach to the design of the program offers mentoring on a range of topics that move beyond professional development and the promotion and tenure process, into issues of personal development and work-life balance. This paper describes, in detail, the mentoring program that was developed in less than one year by an ad hoc committee with administrative support. It includes the steps required to participate in the program as a mentee or mentor, training materials, and lessons learned. Grounded in best practices, the design is flexible and sustainable and is transferable to other environments for those that are considering or rethinking mentoring at their own libraries.
      PubDate: 2017-10-31
      Issue No: Vol. 32, No. 1 (2017)
  • What We Talk About When We Talk About Leadership: A Review of Research on
           Library Leadership in the 21st Century

    • Authors: Christopher Stewart
      Abstract: The literature of library leadership in the 21st century is as extensive as it is varied. Nonetheless, general themes emerge that reflect an evolving leadership imperative in a period of continuous change for the library organization. The first of a two-part review, this paper outlines research and research-related scholarship on library leadership published in the professional and scholarly literature since 2000. The review is organized within two broad areas: Leadership Competencies and Leadership Theory in Practice. Leadership Competencies includes work that explores applied leadership skills, leadership characteristics, and leadership and change. Leadership Theory in Practice includes research that connects leadership theory with library leadership challenges. Research in this area explores the intersection of leadership and organizational culture, the role of emotional intelligence in leadership, and transformation, situational, and managerial leadership.
      PubDate: 2017-10-31
      Issue No: Vol. 32, No. 1 (2017)
  • Measures of Change in Academic Library Behavior

    • Authors: David W Lewis
      PubDate: 2017-10-31
      Issue No: Vol. 32, No. 1 (2017)
  • ADR Techniques and the Academic Library

    • Authors: Tammy Elizabeth Ivins
      Abstract: Alternative Dispute Resolution (including negotiation, mediation, and arbitration) can empower individuals to become invested in creating strong, mutually beneficial conflict resolutions. Recent library scholarship on conflict resolution in United States academic libraries often focuses on interpersonal relationships and the role of managers in resolving disputes, but there is a dearth of discussion about specific resolution techniques such as negotiation, mediation, or arbitration. This article introduces these three techniques, along with common obstacles and challenges.
      PubDate: 2017-10-31
      Issue No: Vol. 32, No. 1 (2017)
  • Workplace Bullying: A Silent Epidemic

    • Authors: Jennifer A. Bartlett
      PubDate: 2017-10-31
      Issue No: Vol. 32, No. 1 (2017)
  • Maybe Best Practices Aren't: How Survivorship Bias Skews Information
           Gathering and Decision-Making

    • Authors: Patricia Katopol
      PubDate: 2017-10-31
      Issue No: Vol. 32, No. 1 (2017)
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