SCONUL has today published a series of practical support measures for leaders.
These are designed to build leadership capacity across the sector, and to support library leaders in their own leadership development.
We have developed a leadership support offer tailored to the needs of different groups within the SCONUL community: aspiring, emerging, newly appointed and established leaders. This includes a new mentoring scheme, an Experience Exchange Register, research on perceptions of library leaders; a literature review on leading libraries in challenging times and briefing papers on coaching and mentoring, and on action learning sets for deputies.
The work has been carried out by the Leadership Task and Finish Group which was set up in 2016 to deliver on the objectives set out in the SCONUL Strategy 2016-19.
For an overview of the work and the support on offer to library leaders, please click here.
For information on the operation of SCONUL Mentoring, please click here.
For information on the SCONUL Experience Exchange Register, please click here.
For information about the action learning sets for deputies, please click here.
For a briefing paper on action learning sets, please click here.
For a briefing paper on coaching and mentoring, please click here.
For a directory of leadership courses on offer for those leading libraries, please click here.
For the literature review on leading libraries in challenging times, please click here.
For research on how librarians are viewed from those running universities, please click here.
For research on perspectives on the UK experience of leading libraries from those with experience of working overseas, please click here.
Later in the autumn SCONUL will also be producing a 360o appraisal tool to help SCONUL members ensure their strategic alignment and readiness for change. For more information please contact email@example.com.