Core Library Leaders and Managers Interest Group

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Purpose: Organizes, moderates, and distributes summaries of virtual and face-to-face discussions on topics of interest to leaders and managers at all levels and types of libraries.

This interest group is part of Core's Leadership and Management Section.

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Invitation to participate: Leadership emergence between librarians and archivists

  • 1.  Invitation to participate: Leadership emergence between librarians and archivists

    Posted Nov 14, 2023 09:59 AM

    Greetings colleagues!

    I would like to invite you to consider participating in a short survey that focuses on the leadership emergence of librarians and archivists. Librarians and archivists share many professional values, priorities, and education. However, research has shown there are individual differences relating to these two groups' personality traits. Considering that libraries and archives are allied institutions, they often exist together in a larger organizational structure and may end up working alongside one another. The purpose of this study is to learn more about how librarians and archivists approach the idea of leadership and what types of support they have received to pursue leadership roles.

    Anyone over the age of 18 who identifies as a librarian and/or archivist is eligible to participate. If you decide to participate, you will be asked to answer approximately 50 questions, which should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. The informed consent and survey are available at

    Please do not put any information in your response that could be used to identify you.

    The survey will be live until December 15, 2023. If you have any questions, please contact the Principal Investigator, Ashley Todd-Diaz (

    Thank you in advance for considering,

    Ashley Todd-Diaz, Towson University, Principal Investigator

    Ashley Todd-Diaz
    Assistant University Librarian for Special Collections and University Archives
    Towson University