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Skills to Make a Librarian by Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen

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The benefits of earning a Master of Fine Arts to library leadership

Leo Lo

Abstract

This chapter will explore the benefits of artistic training to library leadership. As traditional corporations increasingly value creative “right-brain” thinkers, in today’s new economy, I propose that training in an artistic field, for example, earning a Masters in Fine Arts in Screenwriting, is actually a good management, and leadership training course for librarians.

Keywords

Fine Arts

screenwriting

“right-brain” thinkers

creativity

librarianship

management

Introduction

There are countless articles and research on leadership qualities. Daniel Goleman, who first brought the term “emotional intelligence” into the discussion, observes, “Everyone ‘knows ...

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