Transformative Library Leadership

Transformative Library Leadership

This course will prepare library students to assume formal and informal leadership positions to guide libraries through continual change. Students will explore topics essential for effective library leadership, understand leadership theories and principles, interpret and apply library foundational values that underpin library practice, learn about and observe best practices in the field, and address topical issues in libraries. Students will gain awareness about their own leadership style, develop a personal leadership philosophy to guide their professional career, and become confident transformational leaders.

Class Name Transformative Library Leadership
Host School Rutgers University
Class Identifier 17:610:571
Credit Value 3 Credit Hours
Faculty Leslie Burger
Course Tool (Online)
Class Description This course will prepare library students to assume formal and informal leadership positions to guide libraries through continual change. Students will explore topics essential for effective library leadership, understand leadership theories and principles, interpret and apply library foundational values that underpin library practice, learn about and observe best practices in the field, and address topical issues in libraries. Students will gain awareness about their own leadership style, develop a personal leadership philosophy to guide their professional career, and become confident transformational leaders.
Class Disclaimer None
Delivery Asynchronous
Start and End Date September 5th, 2017 - December 13th, 2017
Start and End Time
(if synchronous)
Days of Week
(of class meetings, if synchronous)
Last Add Day July 31st, 2017
Residency Start and End Date No Residency