What is leadership? It is comprised of several essential qualities that are not related to title or position. Leadership includes, among other key components, organizational knowledge, commitment to the organization’s mission and purpose, enthusiasm, integrity, honesty, strong communication skills, self-development, openness to innovative ideas, the ability to collaborate, and a vision for everyone’s success.
Leadership is important at all levels, and your leadership team is committed to providing you with and guiding you to the resources necessary to continue to develop your own leadership skills through a variety of avenues. There are many resources provided at no cost by our National Headquarters such as the ALA Academy courses online, the downloadable and printable Unit Guide and other handbooks specific to many of the ALA programs, and hard copies can also be purchased from Emblem Sales. There are additional resources provided on our Department website and in our Members Only Portal. There are opportunities to learn about programs and activities through engagement on social media platforms such as the National ALA Facebook group pages, available to members only. We encourage everyone to explore these and to remember to share with others who may not have or prefer electronic access.
In addition to Zone and Conference workshops, we are available to Districts and Units for mini-workshops as well, either in-person or online. We are here to assist you!
Leadership-One Page Summary, 2022-2023