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2012

Library and Information Science

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Building Together: Nurturing Leadership Through Communities Of Practice, Jeanne R. Davidson, Scott Muir, Virginia Pannabecker Jan 2012

Building Together: Nurturing Leadership Through Communities Of Practice, Jeanne R. Davidson, Scott Muir, Virginia Pannabecker

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In the current era of never-ending change, effective library organizations must be nimble and flexible. Formal committee structures and reporting lines often get in the way of making changes quickly and may not provide opportunities for leadership development. Communities of Practice (CoPs), as realized at Arizona State University Libraries, provide a flexible model to gather employees from diverse areas and levels of an organization to address a common interest, project or problem. The issues and projects addressed by CoPs at ASU Libraries have benefited overall organizational dynamics and promoted management/staff interpersonal relations, leadership skills, self-awareness, and increased involvement from ...