Posted by: bluesyemre | April 16, 2013

Skills for Leading Libraries of the Future

  • As higher education transforms and evolves in new ways in the years ahead, what are the appropriate skills for library leaders? Out of five skill areas identified as those leaders will need for 2020, librarians are well-suited for a few, but will need to gain expertise in others. Academic librarianship lost one of its outstanding leaders on December 30, 2012, when Joseph Branin passed away. Branin held several positions of leadership in higher education. He was the first director of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Library in Saudi Arabia, and, prior to that, he led the libraries at Ohio State University for many years. Many academic librarians knew Branin in his role as the editor of College & Research Libraries.

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