Saturday, June 13, 2009
New ACRL publication: Influencing Without Authority
"The Association of College and Research Libraries announces the publication of a new title, 'Influencing Without Authority' by Melanie Hawks. The second entry in the ACRL Active Guides series, 'Influencing Without Authority' provides guidance to those seeking to gain support for their ideas, developing collaborative relationships and becoming recognized leaders regardless of their positions or titles. Working effectively in the library profession means finding ways to reach and lead those who are not required to listen or follow. The ability to influence others is a required workplace skill and yet it is one in which very few people receive education. 'Influencing Without Authority' is designed to help individuals develop the skills they need to influence peers, library administrators, college and university faculty, students and external stakeholders"