Leadership

Accountability, leadership, and how to develop your organizational culture

A really interesting read on the relationship between accountability, leadership and the impact on organizational culture. Short answer: if you want to change organizational culture, it has to start at the top.  ” When someone like Governor Chris Christie stands up and says “I’m responsible because it happened on my watch” the public often gets the sense that the speaker is being disingenuous and the ...

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Sabotage in the workplace + how to demotivate your staff in 4 easy steps

A friend and I had an interesting conversation some time ago where we talked about good supervisors that we had (& conversely) bad supervisors. I noted some of our thoughts for a later (now) blog post as I’ve come across an article that fits really nicely into this theme. The obvious bad managers were micromanagers or those that were abusive (throwing things, yelling, rampant favoritism/selective ...

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Call for chapters — School Librarianship

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS Proposal Submission Deadline: March 30th, 2012 Collaborative Instructional Design in Library and Teacher Partnerships A book edited by Dr. Kathryn Kennedy and Dr. Lucy Santos Green Georgia Southern University College of Education To be published by IGI Global: http://bit.ly/xPKxcv Introduction School library media specialists are more readily becoming integral parts of P-12 schools. Once designated storytellers and information resource providers, today’s ...

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on innovation, technological revolution, digital evolution & one Googler’s rant

As many of you have seen now there was a public G+ post from a Google staff person; it has now been taken down and “leaked” (some are wondering whether it was intentionally leaked since there are claims that they have permission to republish it). Anyhow, these are just my thoughts after reading it yesterday. The post itself is rather long and obviously not meant ...

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Seeking conference proposals (library conference)

Have you been looking for an opportunity to present at a national conference? If so, the 2nd Joint Conference of Librarians of Color, a conference for EVERYONE, is seeking proposals. It’s not too late for you to submit a proposal, but time is running out! The deadline for submissions is September 15, 2011. This historic conference, which will be held in Kansas City, Missouri in ...

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