Few books exist today providing practical information on leadership skills for health sciences information professionals. What you will discover within these pages is one hundred plus years of experience with timely topics matched to the contributors’ subject expertise. This book is designed for the new and seasoned library leader looking to enhance their skills through practical examples and a welcome addition to any health sciences librarian’s personal book collection.— Donna S. Gibson, MLS. Director, Library Services, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
I highly recommend this book as a joint read for any leadership team. I’ve already incorporated it into my onboarding process. — Stephanie Fulton, AHIP, FMLA, associate university librarian, Texas A&M University, Medical Sciences Library
Essential Leadership Skills for Health Sciences Information Professionals is a must-read for anyone from aspiring leaders to seasoned professionals. Crum and Nuñez have assembled known leaders in the health information profession to provide expertise and insight on topics relevant to the field.
The book begins by describing the multiple environments in which health sciences information professionals can be found, or will likely be seen in the future, setting the foundation and the context for the remainder of the content. Each section of the book touches on essential knowledge and skills that leaders should embrace for ultimate success and engagement. The culminating chapter reminds us that in the midst of shaping the course for their workplaces and their teams, leaders must also remember to manage and take care of themselves. This book will definitely be a central title in my personal collection related to leadership and management, and I anticipate referring colleagues to it as well.— Gail Kouame, MLIS, director, Charles M. Baugh Biomedical Library, University of South Alabama
Comprehensive and practical, Essential Leadership Skills for Health Sciences Information Professionals brings together a wealth of information from proven leaders. With solid coverage of the management essentials, it also addresses new issues of importance to every workplace. It will be a reassuring resource for medical library directors and just as easily an introductory guide for aspiring professionals.— Miguel A. Figueroa, president and CEO, Amigos Library Services
Janet Crum and Annabelle V. Nuñez have recruited a stellar group of authors to share their wisdom with current and aspiring health sciences library leaders. Essential Leadership Skills for Health Sciences Information Professionals is full of practical information that will improve readers ability to lead the profession.— Chris Shaffer, MS, AHIP, university librarian and assistant vice chancellor, University of California, San Francisco