Abstract

abstract:

Library employees face countless changes, big and small, in their workplaces every day: not only the COVID-19 pandemic but also such commonplace events as open positions, renovations, budget cuts, and new library systems. No single handbook can anticipate all the changing needs. This case study discusses how one particular library responded, in a specific time and context. The librarians and staff created a model of self-leadership in an effort to articulate a shared purpose and to establish cohesion and well-being in a group that was sometimes divided. Lessons learned include the importance of ways of thinking, rather than specific protocols, and the value of trust, listening, and transparency.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1530-7131
Print ISSN
1531-2542
Pages
pp. 219-230
Launched on MUSE
2021-04-13
Open Access
No
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