Favorite Readings of SLA Leaders

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Favorite Readings of SLA Leaders


DiMattia, Susan S., Special Libraries


Favorite Readings of Some SLA Leaders

A casual survey of the professional reading preferences of several SLA leaders netted an interesting potpourri. It is included here as an incentive for each of you to create your own list of personally significant titles or sources of inspiration or rejuvenation.

Betty Eddison, chair, Library Management Division, is high on anything Warren Bennis writes, particularly his latest book, On Becoming a Leader (Addison-Wesley, 1989). She also draws our attention to a compilation of papers given at a Rutgers symposium on leadership in 1988. Speakers were Joanne Euster, Alice Gertzog, Robert Wedgeworth, and Emily Mobley. Their papers are compiled in Leadership in the Library/Information Profession, Alice Gertzog, ed. (McFarland, 1989).

William Fisher, candidate for SLA president-elect, and chair, the Association's Professional Development Committee, is a fan of Warren Bennis and also Herb White on leadership. Bill cited an article by Seth Allcorn in Personnel magazine for April 1988, "Leadership Styles: A Psychological Picture." Allcorn stresses that leaders have to be motivators and have a high level of self-esteem.

Kaycee Hale, candidate for director and immediate past chair of the Library Management Division, has a long list of publications she uses in her speeches and workshops. Most recently she has quoted from a newsletter called The 21st-Century Manager: Tomorrow's Management Strategies Today. The September 1989 issue included a list of "16 Critical Job Skills for the 21st Century." Of the 16, Kaycee ranked her top priorities as creative thinking, organizational effectiveness, interpersonal skills, and speaking. The list as reported also includes, knowing how to learn, reading, mathematics, writing, listening, problem-solving, and self-esteem. The list is taken from "Workplace Basics: The Skills Employers Want," a report of the American Society for Training and Development.

Kaycee's other valued titles include Risking, Dr. David Viscalt (Pocket Books, 1977); Letitia Baldridge's Complete Guide to Executive Manners (Rawson Assoc., 1985); What It Takes, Lee Gardenswartz and Anita Row (Doubleday, 1987); The Organized Executive, Stephanie Winston (Warner Books, 1985); Success Is the Quality of Your Journey, written and published by Jennifer James, 1983; and The Service Edge, Ron Zemke (NAL Books/Penguin, 1989).

Susan Hill: Whenever Susan is looking for inspiration and insight, she turns to her file of Herb White articles and to his book, Managing the Special Library (Special Libraries Association, 1984). She also reads Peter Drucker and Tom Peters' Passion for Excellence (Random House, 1985). …

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