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[...]
Later in the autumn SCONUL will be producing a 360° appraisal tool to help SCONUL members ensure their strategic alignment and readiness for change. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Even well-established leaders may come across new challenges and issues with which they haven’t dealt before, for example being given responsibility for new areas of work such as philanthropy or whole new departments such as student services. SCONUL is establishing an Experience Exchange[...]
Library leaders taking on their first role as a head of service face a particular set of challenges associated with operating as part of the institution’s leadership. Research commissioned by SCONUL looking at how library leaders are viewed by university leaders may be helpful in considering how[...]
As part of its research base for the leading libraries work, SCONUL surveyed those working in senior teams within our member libraries to establish the kinds of interventions and support that they would find useful in their leadership journey. This feedback from our emerging leaders has informed[...]
SCONUL provides a number of opportunities for members of staff in member libraries who are not yet part of a senior leadership team but who aspire to be. [...]
SCONUL's mentoring scheme is designed to support academic library leaders in their professional and personal growth by facilitating mentoring relationships with more experienced colleagues. The scheme intended to support emerging or newly-appointed leaders (senior library staff in deputy[...]
In approaching its work, the SCONUL Leadership Task and Finish Group identified the value of supporting reflections on leadership and assisting academic library directors to gain personal reach and strategic influence within their organisations. The work has been underpinned by a[...]