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Bell, Steven, ed. Crucible Moments: Inspiring Library Leadership. Santa Barbara, CA: MBM Peak Series, 2016.
Preparing leaders in the library profession is by no means a new phenomenon. However, as one looks at the number of leadership training and development programs, institutes, workshops, and conferences, you might begin to ask the question, “where are all the people who participated in these programs?” Top Takeaways in this Chapter •Develop a personal mission statement and refer to it often •Build relationships with mentors—formal and informal •Know your limitations •Continue to learn and grow
Dawes, Trevor A, "The Path to Library Leadership: The Importance of a Leadership Plan" (2015). University Libraries Publications. 13.