Personal Resolutions? BORING.

Kevin King —  January 3, 2017 — 1 Comment

blank list of resolutions on blackboardIt is the first day back to work of the new year! Time to craft a list of resolutions I will forget about before ALA Midwinter. Although I feel that the intent of thinking about how you are going to be a better person is admirable, I want to challenge LL&F readers to think differently about resolutions this month. Instead of listing personal resolutions, write down a few ways in which you are going to help your peers, direct reports and friends become better leaders in 2017.

Please reply top this post with one way in which you are going to help those in the library world become better leaders in 2017. Maybe we can send the list to 1600 Pennslyvania Ave?

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.

One response to Personal Resolutions? BORING.


    I’ll continue to do what I’ve done for years. Encourage colleagues who demonstrate a readiness for leadership responsibilities to look for new opportunities to lead, either where they are or somewhere new. When they do I will be there to support them, if they find it helpful.

    And while I don’t know how helpful it is ultimately, I’ll look forward to writing my monthly “Lead From the Library” column for Library Journal. If I can inspire someone to develop their leadership skills and apply them at their library, that would be a great way to give help.

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