Leading with Confidence

Leading with Confidence: Building skill and leadership styles that helps everyone thrive

It is not uncommon to be thrust into a leadership role. As a new supervisor, manager, you now make decisions that could affect your entire library and library staff. How do you build confidence to lead your staff in the right direction? Leading and managing a library requires decision-making skills, developing a leadership style, and leading by example. Develop an understanding of these styles and skills that helps make you and everyone thrive through practical methods and exercises.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop an understanding of leadership and management styles
  • Advance your level of confidence by learning decision-making techniques and developing vision casting skills
  • Learn how to set communication and boundaries by applying management tactics, including conflict resolution
  • Interact with exercises that include practical application, including assessment and surveys

Jennifer Blair, is the Head of User Services Librarian and Associate Professor at Azusa Pacific University. Her role is dedicated to the user experience, including marketing the library, teaching and management.