Monday Afternoon CE Course

At the end of the presentation, attendees who are present and want to receive MLA credit will receive a code to redeem on MEDLIB-ED.

Finding Leadership and Management Opportunities Where You Are

Stewart Brower, MLIS, AHIPStewart Brower

2 MLA CE Credits
Monday, October 7. 2-4 pm
Included with conference registration.

Librarians who wish to advance in their careers are often told to show that they can lead, but they aren’t always given the opportunity to do so. Through this two-hour course, attendees will be given the opportunity to assess their own leadership skills. This self-assessment, utilizing the Four Frames of Leadership proposed by Bolman and Deal, will allow attendees to better know their own strengths and weaknesses as potential leaders. Discussion about the daily activities of librarians will be used to help uncover leadership and management opportunities in the workplace, and participants will document areas of their work where leadership might be demonstrated. The class will then transition into an examination of Greenleaf’s Servant Leadership model and Spears’ ten characteristics of servant leaders. Finally, a series of real-world case studies will be presented and discussed, to help participants learn how to apply servant leadership to their own work lives.

Stewart M. Brower, MLIS, AHIP, is Director of the Schusterman Library, University of Oklahoma-Tulsa. He received his Masters of Library and Information Studies from the University of Oklahoma in 1993, and has worked primarily in medical libraries across the United States, including the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Washington University School of Medicine, and the University at Buffalo. Additionally, Mr. Brower is co-founder and editor of Communications in Information Literacy, serves on multiple editorial boards, and was recognized for his contributions to the South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association by being named Librarian of the Year in 2013

CE sponsored by WHSLA – Wisconsin Health Science Library Association