Join ACRL from February 5-March 2, 2018, for the e-Learning online course, “Leadership in Libraries.”
This online course is an overview and critical examination of leadership theories for library leaders. Explore the concepts of leadership and followership and critically examine several popular leadership theories including emotional intelligence and transformational, authentic, and servant leadership. Perform a personal SWOT analysis of your leadership skills and abilities and create your own definition and theory of leadership and how it manifests itself in a library.
After each week, re-evaluate your SWOT analysis, definition, and theory and think about how you could incorporate that week’s information. By the end of the class, you will have developed your own personal leadership SWOT, definition, and theory that you can use to guide your leadership and career development.
After participating in this course, participants will be able to:
- Articulate their own definition and theory of leadership in order to better inform their leadership practice
- Assess their own leadership skills in order to improve their leadership practice
- Critically think about and evaluate concepts of leadership and followership in order to better understand the leadership/followership process
Dr. Jason Martin is the Associate Dean of the Walker Library at Middle Tennessee State University. Previous to his time at MTSU, he was the Head of Public Services at Stetson University and the Head of the Curriculum Materials Center at the University of Central Florida. His research interests include organizational culture and library leadership, and he has published and presented in numerous journals and national, regional, and state conferences. He holds a BA and MLS from the University of South Florida and a EdD in Educational Leadership from the University of Central Florida.