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by Carrie Moran on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 10:05 am

Leading From the Side: On, Off, and Within Your Campus

Saturday, June 28, 2014, 10:30-11:30 in LVCC-S220

Leading From the Side: On, Off, and Within Your Campus

Saturday, June 28, 2014, 10:30-11:30 in LVCC-S220

Working jointly, DLS and ULS bring together four academic librarians to speak about their roles as librarians in non-managerial positions who lead within their institutions. Our panelists lead through their innovation and creativity, with special emphasis on the changing landscape of digital research and distance learning. Panelists will discuss communicating effectively in order to foster innovation; developing an awareness of leadership potential in themselves and others; and building coalitions vertically and horizontally within an organization.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Attendees will be able to define the concept of leading from the side and apply leadership skills to their current and future professional library roles.

2. Attendees will be able to identify strategies for building coalitions both vertically and horizontally within an organization.

3. Attendees will be able to demonstrate leadership throughout the organizational structure.


Carrie Moran
Regional Campus Librarian
University of Central Florida 


Jade Winn
Assistant Dean for Instruction, Assessment, and Engagement
University of Southern California

Joseph Thomas
Assistant Director for Research and Scholarly Communication
East Carolina University

Kyle Denlinger
eLearning Librarian
Wake Forest University

Assessment Link


Resources Cited during the Panel:

To be added


Further Reading:

Camille, D., & Westbrook, R. N. (2013). Building a program that cultivates library leaders from within the organization. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 39(6), 447-450. doi: 10.1016/j.acalib.2013.10.012

Davis, H. & Macauley, P. (2011). Taking library leadership personally. The Australian Library Journal, 60(1), 41-53.

DeLong, K. (2009). The Engagement of New Library Professionals in Leadership. Journal Of Academic Librarianship, 35(5), 445-456.

Feldmann, L., Level, A. V., & Liu, S. (2013). Leadership training and development: an academic library's findings. Library Management, 34(1/2), 96-104.

Garrison, D., & Vaughan, N. D. (2013). Institutional change and leadership associated with blended learning innovation: Two case studies. Internet & Higher Education, 1824-28. doi:10.1016/j.iheduc.2012.09.001

Janes, J. (2014). Leading from All Sides. American Libraries, 45(3/4), 18.

Michalak, S. C. (2012). This Changes Everything: Transforming the Academic Library. Journal Of Library Administration, 52(5), 411-423. doi:10.1080/01930826.2012.700801

Mosley, P. (2013). Engaging Leadership. Library Leadership & Management, 27(4), 1-8.

Walton, G. (2007). Developing the concepts of ‘leadership for all’ in library and information services: Exploring the rationale and making it happen. In A. Ritchie & C. Walker (Eds.), IFLA Publications 126, Continuing professional development: Pathways to leadership in the library and information world, (pp. 307-319). IFLA. 


This panel was presented jointly by the ACRL Distance Learning Section (DLS) and the University Libraries Section (ULS).

Committee Members: 

Carrie Moran, co-chair (DLS)

Kristin Brand Heathcock, co-chair (DLS)

John Jackson, co-chair (ULS)

Christie Peters, co-chair (ULS)

Jen Bartlett

Angela Colmenares

Nora Dethloff

Britt Fagerheim

Beth Filar-Williams

Megan Griffin

Timothy Peters

Rebecca Hill Renrie

Maura Seale

Susan Sharpless Smith

Lisa Stock

Nicole Sump-Crethar

Katy Kavanagh Webb


Committee Homepages:




Post Program Discussion

Sunday, June 29, 1:00p-2:30p in Bally - Bronze 1


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