Chapter 5

Healing for the Organization Free of Toxic Leaders


The importance of the healing process for the library and librarians is discussed. A communication culture is proposed to facilitate a collaborative work environment and prevent a permissive toxic leadership environment from ever being created again. Also discussed are the value of exit interviews and residual toxicity, which can become an ongoing problem for some librarians if the neither the library’s nor the individual’s healing process is undertaken.


Healing; residual toxicity; exit interviews

5.1 Healing the Academic Library Free of Toxic Leaders

The healing process should not be understated. Openly talking about what happened is extremely important for the library ...

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