This webinar will be of interest to current or potential library leaders or even those with a passing interest in leadership in libraries today and in the future.
Demands placed on libraries continue to mount as they assume new roles that require flexibility, agility and an overall creative responsiveness. Within this volatile environment, the pressures exerted call for skills, attributes and characteristics that some librarians in leadership positions may not possess. In fact, it could be argued that all librarians are in leadership positions and that the evolving leadership traits are applicable to the entire profession, not just those in the most senior positions.
In this webinar, Peter Sidorko, Librarian at the University of Hong Kong shares an overview of the evolving needs for leadership in libraries, particularly academic libraries. Drawing on almost twenty years of working in leadership training from his stints at CAUDIT-EDUCAUSE Institute (2000-2003), The University of Hong Kong Libraries Annual Leadership Institute (2002-present), and; teaching leadership and management courses at the University of Hong Kong, his insights on leadership development and succession planning is valuable towards helping libraries grow and thrive in this disruptive age.