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Academic Libraries and Toxic Leadership by Alma Ortega

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Chapter 3

What to Do About Toxic Leadership?

Abstract

In this chapter steps to take when confronted with toxic leaders are presented: documenting incidents, building a support network, and who to talk to, as well as the consequences of inaction, are discussed.

Keywords

Documentation; reporting; inaction

3.1 What to Do About the Situation at Your Library?

Before any action is taken by librarians, acknowledgment needs to occur at various levels in a university’s hierarchy. This reporting process is easier if the higher education institution has established protocols to follow. If protocols have not been set up, then the onus of proving what happened or is happening falls on the reporting librarians. Documented incidents become important when librarians ...

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