Leadership, change management, and transformational change are recurring topics in libraries, but the skills necessary to identify, initiate, lead, and manage change are not often formalized or taught to librarians. Staff at any level of the institution can more effectively lead and manage change if they have a foundation of leadership theory, especially current leadership and emotional intelligence competencies, and understand the various aspects related to change management. This session will begin by discussing the schools of leadership as a foundation to the context of leading change. Extra emphasis will be given to the leadership competencies under the emotional intelligence school of leadership. Next, dimensions of change management will be reviewed, specifically types of change and levels of change management, especially transformational change and its impact. Interpersonal aspects of leadership and change management are crucial for successful change. Various models of change leadership will be discussed, and participants will have time to reflect on their own leadership style to better understand their role in upcoming changes at their institution. Participants will be engaged to identify change management and leadership competencies to develop.
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALCTS
Meeting Type: Program
Cost: Included with full conference registration.