Survey of ALA Emerging Leaders

All Dressed Up with Nowhere to Go: A Survey of ALA Emerging Leaders | In the Library with the Lead Pipe.

Good points all around in this article regarding leadership and newer librarian professionals.  I liken this to managers who say they have an “open door” communication/management style. Yeah, the door is open but if you don’t actually listen (or care for that matter) as to what is being said, then what’s the point? It is like a suggestion box that just empties into the trash. Libraries have many bright stars out there, I just wish their light was used more to illuminate new ideas rather than just power old models of librarianship. All stars burnout eventually, it probably isn’t good to hasten the process… I can say my spirit has been dampened.

PS:  thanks to the rockin’ Kim L. for writing the article.

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