Creating Effective Leaders

by Carolyn Davidson
Assistant Director
North Texas Regional Library System

Exactly what is a good leader, or even a leader for that matter? In The Leadership Challenge by James Kouzes and Barry Posner, leadership is defined as "a process by which a person influences others to accomplish an objective and directs the organization in a way that makes it more cohesive and coherent."

Rethinking the Role of Libraries

by Carolyn Davidson
Assistant Director
North Texas Regional Library System

If you read library literature – in whatever your format of choice is – you have seen discussions concerning the future of libraries. Will libraries be relevant? Will we still have library buildings or be virtual? Just exactly what does the library look like in the next five or even ten years?

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