Collegiality Matters: How Do We Work With Others?

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Conference Proceeding

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Charleston Library Conference

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Library and Information Science


It is no secret that collegiality matters in academe regardless of the size and type of institution. When it comes to promotion, reappointment and tenure, the invocation of collegiality occurs. Collegiality can mean different things to different people depending on the usage. This paper will examine the issues surrounding collegiality in a library setting, analyze the factors which influence collegiality among academic librarians, and explore the boundaries of collegiality in a higher education setting. The discussion concludes with an overview of research designed to develop a better understanding of how the leadership affects collegiality and, in turn, to identify strategies for the rapidly changing academic library environment which would enhance the ability of academic librarians to remain relevant and vital to the academic community we serve.

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