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


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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