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Join SLA’s Leadership and Management Division for our next Professional Development Webinar: Freedom at Work: New & Old Concepts
Date: April 23, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm EST
To register, go to: http://lmd.sla.org/2014/03/lmd-professional-development-series-freedom-at-work/
Come and explore with John Lubans a variety of leadership and organizational theories and the concepts of effective followership, self-organization, teamwork, and the democratic workplace and the notion of “leading from the middle”. Drawing on his library work experiences with teams and teamwork, and his research, writing and teaching, John will explain how these concepts inter-relate and how a small but growing number of organizations are enhancing their productivity by applying these new organizational models. Take-aways will include specific strategies for introducing “freedom at work” concepts and practices.
John Lubans Jr., holds degrees from the University of Michigan (library science) and the University of Houston (public administration).
As a librarian, he’s led public services and technical services teams with measurable successes at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the University of Colorado at Boulder and Duke University. His book, "Leading from the Middle and Other Contrarian Essays on Library Leadership“ (ABC-Clio), was published in June 2010. Library Journal starred its review and declared the book, “highly recommended.” He blogs weekly at “Leading from the Middle”: http://blog.lubans.org/.
In 2011, John was a Fulbright Scholar in the Department of Information and Library Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Latvia in the capital city, Riga. Also, as a Fulbright Scholar, he gave presentations in Klaipeda and Vilnius, Lithuania and in Croatia. He is on the Fulbright Specialist Roster. Currently, he is a Visiting Professor at the University of Latvia and teaches the “Democratic Workplace”, an 8-week class for library practitioners and graduate students. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.
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