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Academic Libraries and Toxic Leadership by Alma Ortega

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Chapter 6

Cases

Abstract

The cases presented here demonstrate some of the most common ways toxic leaders expose themselves in an academic library atmosphere. Anyone who has worked for a toxic leader will recognize these behaviors and its effects on the academic library work environment.

Keywords

Toxic leadership in action; stories; resolutions

6.1 Introduction

Toxic leadership is present in all types of academic libraries and at all levels of administration whether they are community colleges or prestigious large research intensive universities. The four cases presented in this chapter illustrate a variety of manifestations of how toxic leadership was experienced and handled at a variety of colleges and universities. Knowing what has happened ...

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