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Poor Leadership and the Toxic Environment

UNCP Author/Contributor (non-UNCP co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Anthony Holderied, Instructional Services/Reference Librarian (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
Web Site: http://www.uncp.edu/academics/library

Abstract: Being cognizant of one's skills as a library supervisor will go a long way towards determining if a library's staff considers its workplace healthy. A library can be flush with funding, have the greatest collection of resources, and be equipped with great technology -- but with poor leadership, work production and cohesiveness of staff members will steadily decline. Taking notice of the work environment and staff interactions, in addition to setting good examples, will serve any library supervisor well in improving workplace conditions. This article explores simple ways to incorporate these strategies.

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Publication
ASSOCIATES: The Electronic Library Support Staff Journal
Language: English
Date: 2006
Keywords
Libraries, Leadership, Staff, Workplace Environment