Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa
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Aim for excellence, always

In a previous post I listed 24 library leadership qualities that will inspire me to be a loyal follower.

2.  I will follow someone who aims to be the best and attempts to make it happen.

Good enough is never enough. There will always be room for improvement - new technology to exploit, processes to improve, and benchmarks to aspire to.

The Library Leadership Manifesto

When I attended Aurora in 2005 my manager expected me to be so changed by the experience that I would actively seek new adventures within two years. He was right. By February 2007 I had left libraries altogether.

The name Kōtuku: LIANZA Emerging Leaders Programme

We wanted to give the LIANZA Emerging Leaders Programme a distinctive name that people in the library industry can recognise and relate to, and that firmly places it in an Aotearoa New Zealand context.

Provide and Pray

Earlier this year I listened to a podcast from The Engaging Brand about a new book called "The Social Organisation:  How to Use Social Media to Tap the Collective Genius of Your Customers and Employees". One memorable aspect of this podcast was the reference to a practice that the authors referred to as "provide and pray".

An Introduction to Leadership

This self-paced LIANZA online learning course provides an overview of the topic of leadership within the context of the library and information professions.

In a time of rapid and dynamic change, there are limitless opportunities for people to develop their leadership skills and confidence. LIANZA recognises that developing a broad base of leaders is one of the most important things we can do to ensure a vibrant future.

Course Content

Lynley Stone - Emerging Leadership presentation

Lynley Stone conducts her workshop at the 2014 LIANZA conference in Auckland briefing and teaching librarians about the new ways to cultivate leaders in the LIS sector.

For more information on the Emerging Leaders project, click here.

Awards of Merit Recipients

Award Of Merit Management

Past recipients:

Emerging leaders - further reading

This page lists a set of open access journals and other written resources for additional research into leadership.

Further reading

How to develop your leadership skills

The following page covers these topics:

  • Learning leadership
  • Mentoring

How to develop your leadership skills

Leadership skills & competencies

This page covers the following topics:

  • Self-knowledge
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Courage
  • Self-assertion
  • Public speaking
  • Conflict management
  • Networking
  • Working with staff and teams
  • Motivation and empowerment
  • Power and influence
  • Strategic thinking
  • Advocacy and community leadership
  • Management skills

Leadership skills & competencies


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