Leadership Reading

Kevin King —  October 21, 2015 — Leave a comment

smart shutterstock_95792515I know it can be difficult keeping up with your professional reading, but great leaders make it a point to keep current. If you have not yet taken the time to read the latest report form the Pew Institute titled “Libraries at the Crossroads,” I encourage you make it a priority. Studies such as this one support efforts to move your library forward and can be essential tools for becoming a more innovative place.

I was reminded of this lately while attending a workshop made up of both librarians and non-librarians. An audience member was clearly referencing the Pew Study in her comments and when her comments were challenged by a non-librarian, she was able to easily site her sources. Being able to back-up what she was saying using very recent findings not only legitimized her statements, but also made her look pretty smart.

Who doesn’t like to look smart?

Kevin King

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Kevin King is the Head of Branch and Circulation Services at the Kalamazoo (MI) Public Library. Previously Kevin led Teen Services at KPL, where he helped build a nationally recognized program. Kevin has presented all over the country on many topics including teen services, innovation, graphic novels, and programming. As a member of ALA, YALSA, PLA and the Michigan Library Association, Kevin has served on various committees and has luckily won a couple of awards. In his spare time Kevin obsesses over the Detroit Tigers, listens to music and does his best to be a kick ass dad to Abigail and Rachael.

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