How transformational leadership translates into recognized excellence in academic libraries

Rosalind Tedford, Lauren A. Corbett and Mary Beth Lock


The Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University was the recipient of the 2011 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). The ACRL award committee noted how the mission and programming of the library effectively matched the institution’s goals. This resulted from the transformational leadership of the new dean and provost that encouraged creativity, autonomy, and experimentation, responded in innovative ways to requests from students, and unified the organization to help faculty, students, and staff succeed. The library ...

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