The Art of Communication: A Librarian's Guide for Successful Leadership, Collaboration, and Advocacy (Paperback)

The Art of Communication: A Librarian's Guide for Successful Leadership, Collaboration, and Advocacy By Hilda K. Weisburg, Kathy Carroll (Foreword by) Cover Image

The Art of Communication: A Librarian's Guide for Successful Leadership, Collaboration, and Advocacy (Paperback)

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Librarians will learn communication skills that help them develop as leaders, build community, and advocate for their libraries.

Librarians understand the importance of making the value of the library known to stakeholders. In this informative and conversational book, Hilda K. Weisburg gradually builds librarians' communication skills, which are intrinsic to the success of library programs and services. Being able to effectively communicate as a sender and receiver of messages is a vital leadership skill, and librarians must master all the multi-faceted ways people exchange information in order to grow as leaders.

Throughout the book, librarians will learn communication basics and the obstacles that interfere with successful communication. The chapters in part one detail the three components of communication; part two prepares librarians to cope with difficult communications; and part three gives librarians further techniques to ensure their messages are cohesive and strategic as they reach out to stakeholders.

The book's goal is for librarians to feel confident about using their newly learned communication skills for advocacy. As their value to the library community grows, they will be able to strategically use the relationships their communications have built to create positive change.
Hilda K. Weisburg was a librarian in public and school libraries for more than 30 years, mainly at the high school level.
Product Details ISBN: 9781440878954
ISBN-10: 1440878951
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
Publication Date: October 5th, 2022
Pages: 222
Language: English