Library Leadership

Finding Your “Why?” and Developing as a Leader Andrew Sanderbeck

Finding our root passion in leadership can be a difficult quest. Seeking an answer to the question “Why do we do what we do?” can lead us in many directions. What motivates each person is unique.

Today’s guest provides a pathway to developing as a passionate leader utilizing the letters in the word P-A-S-S-I-O-N, standing for Purpose, Action, Success, Support, Intention, and Now. Follow along as Andrew Sanderbeck an expert presenter, coach, and consultant for libraries takes us on a journey that helps clarify our passion and give us a direct pathway to personal development.

 

 

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Library Leadership

How to Create a Data-Driven Library Kendra Trachta, Deputy Director of Sno-Isle Libraries

As librarians, we are always asking ourselves, “What does our community need? How can we make a difference in the lives of individuals and the community as a whole?” On this episode of Library Leadership Podcast, we talk with Kendra Trachta, Deputy Director of Sno-Isle Libraries, a two-county system in northwest Washington. She helps us answer these questions by guiding us to become data-driven libraries and shares that this is not really about numbers; it’s about  using numbers to understand people and purpose. She takes us from passive to active means for making informed decisions. Her favorite question is “Why?” Yours will be, too, after listening to this show.

 

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Library Leadership

Leading with Emotional Intelligence Jason Martin - Associate Dean of the Walker Library at Middle Tennessee State University


Leadership is emotional. People are often promoted into leadership positions based on their emotional intelligence, which research has shown to be twice as important for leaders as technical skills. Those high in this ability are rated as better leaders by the people who work for them, and know how to set a positive emotional tone in their organizations to lead success. On this show Jason Martin, Associate Dean of the Walker Library at Middle Tennessee State University, provides an overview of emotional intelligence and its importance to library leaders.

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Sponsor:           00:00

This podcast is brought to you by the School of Library and Information Management from Emporia State University, where library leaders are created, with program sites in Kansas, Utah, Oregon, Colorado, and South Dakota, and by the Park City Library, making film and podcasting possible with green screen and sound recording resources.

 

Adriane:                     00:28

This is Adriane Herrick Juarez. You’re listening to Library Leadership Podcast, where we talk about libraries and leadership, and speak with guests who share their ideas, innovations, and strategic insights in the profession.

 

Today we’re here with Jason Martin, who is the Associate Dean of the Walker Library at Middle Tennessee State University. He oversees library assessment, policy, and professional development.

 

Welcome, Jason.
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Library Leadership

How to Engage Entry-Level Workers Anthony Morris

Are you among those who started out in libraries accidentally? Many of us first discover librarianship through entry-level work only to find it is the perfect long-term career choice. That was certainly the case for Anthony Morris who we talk to on this episode of Library Leadership Podcast. Anthony published an article in the May/June 2018 edition of Public Libraries Magazine called, “Many Hands Make for Better Work: Enhancing the Library with Entry-Level Workers.” He shares ways that libraries can engage entry-level workers to utilize their unique talents while bringing great benefits to our organizations. By listening, you will discover win-win ways to engage a person in library work that develops their passions and interests, while celebrating how many hands can lighten the work to make our libraries a success.

 

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Library Leadership

Kym Cadle

In July 2018, a Forbes op-ed column argued that libraries should be replaced by Amazon to ‘save taxpayers money’, which led to an outcry that resulted in the article ultimately being taken down.

Our host, Adriane Herrick Juarez, reached out to Kym Cadle founder of Pure Ambition a consulting company that believes living and leading with intention is paramount to creating the change that our current times demand.

Kym has taken teams that are experiencing cascades of rapid growth to rates of even higher success through building capacity for mindfulness and emotional intelligence.

In this interview, she turns her attention to libraries to suggest ways for creating the capacity to deal with unprecedented pace in a way that is intentional and informed by values.

We can all be involved to transcend stressors through a process of awareness, attention, intention, and action. Kym likes to say, “We can’t stop the wave, but we can learn to surf.” Listen as he shares ways to create dynamic outcomes by taking this stance. Kym can be reached at http://www.pureambitionconsulting.com/.

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Effective Difficult Conversations with Author Catherine B Soehner

Have you ever had to have a difficult conversation at work? If so, you’re not alone. In an information landscape where change is the status quo, these conversations come with the territory. Being a library leader means knowing how to confidently steer these conversations so that they lead to productive results. On this episode Catherine Soehner, author of the book Effective Difficult Conversations, teaches us how.

Catherine Soehner is the Executive Director of the Eccles Health Sciences Library and is the Associate Dean for Research and User Services at the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library.  She provides vision and leadership for a wide range of library services delivered onsite and virtually.

 

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Miguel Figueroa Director for the Center for the Future of Libraries

Change comes at us rapidly from all directions. What innovations do we implement in response to current developments in libraries? On this episode of Library Leadership Podcast we talk with Miguel Figueroa, Director for the Center for the Future of Libraries (www.ala.org/libraryofthefuture), an initiative from the American Library Association. Miguel shares how everyone in libraries can be empowered to think about the future with unique access points and perspectives. He guides us in evaluating innovations, based on the values of the profession to provide forward-thinking services to our communities. From virtual reality to daily resource allocation, this show helps answer your questions about when to act, or not act, and how to prioritize trends.

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Maureen Sullivan

Maureen Sullivan provides insights on the American Library Association’s Emerging Leaders Program, designed to empower up-and-coming leaders through project planning, peer networking, and gaining inside perspectives into the American Library Association (ALA).

In this episode, Maureen shares thoughts from her time as President of the ALA in 2012-2013 and from her work with librarians across the country as she designs and implements numerous leadership development programs. You won’t want to miss her thoughts on some of the valuable resources that will benefit everyone in the information profession, along with the personal reasons why this work means so much to her.

 

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Felton Thomas Director of the Cleveland Public Library

There are some leaders who are able to share their journey in such a way that it makes all of us want to come along for the ride. Felton Thomas is just such a leader. As Director of the Cleveland Public Library and past-President of the Public Library Association, his visionary style and pay-it-forward attitude have made a huge impact on the profession. Climb on board as we listen to what brought him to where he is today, the leader of a 5-star rated library known as the “People’s University” a place where everyone can seek out knowledge in ways that are beneficial to themselves, their community, and the world.

 

 

 

 

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Press & Media

In the News: Library Leadership Podcast featured in Mountain Plains Library Association Newsletter

Library Leadership Podcast was featured in the Mountain Plains Library Association Newsletter for April-May 2018, https://mpla.us/documents/newsletter/2018/duplicate-of-february-march-2018.pdf. This article shares what sparked the idea for the podcast and what our host, Adriane Herrick Juarez, hopes will come from these important discussions, as we make a difference in the world of libraries one conversation at a time.

 

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