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Monday, November 27, 2006

Community Builders: Six for 2006

Choose person of the year
Nominations wanted for Community Builder 2006, Nov. 26, 2006. 01:00 AM

Time has Person of the Year. A&E has Biography of the Year.

Include your name and phone number, and your nominee's phone number, for verification. You can't nominate yourself, and you can only nominate one person. Nominations that do not follow these guidelines will be disqualified.

The nomination deadline is Dec. 8 at 5 p.m. Click here

Sunday, November 26, 2006

ALA Emerging Leaders 2007

"Emerging Leaders 2007 will welcome and train 100 new librarians to get a jump-start in leadership. EL’07 kicks off with a day-long session during the 2007 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle. Afterward, it will grow and develop online for six months, culminating at the 2007 Annual Conference in Washington, D. C. Applicants will commit to participating in all three elements of the program!"

"We will expect the new leaders to put their leadership skills to use by accepting a term of service on an ALA or chapter committee, task force, working group, or project team.

The goal is to have 100 new librarians ready to participate in leadership in the Association, one of its divisions or state chapters."

***Selected Applicants for Emerging Leaders 2007*** details and the logo courtesy: Leslie Burger

See also
  • LITA's blog Emerging Leaders 2007
  • Emerging Leaders Blog

    PS. Thanks to David's Random Stuff for this info.
  • Monday, November 06, 2006

    Prof. Shalini R Urs's Contributions to Digital Librariansip

    Dr.Shalini R.Urs
    Executive Director, International School of Information Management
    University of Mysore, Mysore, India
    NDLTD leadership award to Prof Shalini Urs
    MYSORE, DHNS: Friday, June 04, 2004

    Manasagangotri’s Department of Library and Information Science Chairperson Prof Shalini R Urs has been awarded the first annual NDLTD leadership award.

    The award has been instituted by the International Software Company - ADOBE - for the exemplary work to support the ETD initiatives all over Asia, said a press release issued here on Thursday.

    SHALINI R URS: Brief Biodata
    Dr. Shalini Urs has been teaching library and information science at the University of Mysore, Mysore, India since 1976, where she serves as professor. Her areas of interest are – Digital Libraries and Electronic publishing, Electronic Theses and Dissertations and Metadata. She directs the Vidyanidhi Digital Library and E-scholarship Portal Project. The Ford Foundation and the Microsoft Corporation sponsor Vidyanidhi. Vidyanidhi vision is to evolve into a National Information System for Doctoral Dissertations in India. Through Vidyanidhi she has jumpstarted the ETD movement in India and is spearheading the movement to evolve appropriate policy frameworks- copyright, submission, archiving, for doctoral theses and implementation mechanisms. Vidyanidhi is currently focusing its R & D efforts towards Unicode and XML implementation for Indic scripts, Cross Language Information Retrieval and Topic Ontologies.

    Shalini spent six months at Virginia Tech as Fulbright Scholar and team-taught with Prof. Ed Fox a course on ‘Digital Libraries’ during the fall of 2000. She has been closely associated with NDLTD since 2000 as Steering Committee member. She is also closely associated with the ETD efforts of UNESCO. . Continue reading

    From other bloggers about Dr. Shalini Urs

    Thursday, November 02, 2006

    Leadership Theories and Styles: Some Choices for Librarians as Change Agents

    A. The Informed Librarian Online;
    B. Leadership Studies Materials in Libraries, University of Richmond

    The November 2006 issue of The Informed Librarian Online.
    Leadership Theories and Styles:
    Some Choices for Librarians as Change Agents
    by Peter Hernon and Nancy Rossiter

    As the twenty-first century unfolds, libraries are coping with myriad issues, some of which relate to the changing information needs and information-gathering behavior of their user communities; are developing and maintaining new services; and are engaging in more community partnerships to support their role as learning organizations that support knowledge/information creation and use. These assorted activities complicate a simple definition of a library as merely a provider of information and knowledge. It is common for library directors and members of their senior management team to describe their roles and accomplishment in terms of change management or creating an agile organization that best serves the parent institution or organization. As change agents, they might be called managerial leaders—managers who are leaders within their organization and within the broader community in which the library functions.

    Leadership for senior managers or team members involves attributes such as trust, creativity, adaptability, innovation, and imagination, whereas individuals engaged in management, perhaps as an oversimplification, focus on problem solving, effectiveness, efficiency, and continuous quality improvement in the services offered. Over time, different leadership theories and styles have gained favor. Three of the most relevant for present-day libraries are emotional intelligence (EI), transformational leadership, and situational leadership. The purpose of this essay is to highlight these theories and to illustrate some of their commonalities.
    Full article

    Leadership Studies Materials in Libraries, University of Richmond
    I am trying to identify academic librarians who select materials in the area of leadership studies. I am working as a consulting editor with Sage Reference on the development of some new leadership reference tools. I am compiling an email list of librarians who might be interested in providing some feedback on ideas for new titles.

    Thank you for your consideration of my request. Please reply directly to: lmcculle@richmond.edu
    Lucretia McCulley
    Liaison Librarian for Leadership Studies
    University of Richmond

    My previous post:
  • The Informed Librarian Online: Save the Time of the Librarian
  • Current Awareness Sources: The Informed Librarian Online
  • Emotional Communication Interface - Revisited
  • Books and senses - visualization conceptualized again

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