Presentation on theme: "Leading LIASA and LIASA LEADING THE PROFESSION Naomi Haasbroek President Carnegie Library Leadership Academy 8 November 2010."— Presentation transcript:
Leading LIASA and LIASA LEADING THE PROFESSION Naomi Haasbroek President Carnegie Library Leadership Academy 8 November 2010
Leading LIASA & LIASA leading the profession Introduction LIASA Leadership Leading LIASA Vision for LIASA LIASA Leading the profession Future Leadership
LIASA Beginnings Structure Vision Mission Role of LIASA Achievements Towards the future
LIASA Beginnings July 1997 New body to unify the LIS profession in South Africa To speak as one voice
LIASA Structure & Management 10 Branches 10 Interest Groups Membership Representative Council Executive Committee ◦ President, President-Elect, Secretary, PRO, Treasurer plus 4 additional members Constitution
Vision The Association strives to unite, develop and empower all people in the library and information field into an organization that will provide dynamic leadership and that will transform, develop and support library and information services for all the people in South Africa.
Mission The Association advocates and supports the provision of efficient, user-oriented and excellent library and information services and aspires to provide all communities (literate and illiterate) in South Africa with equitable access to information. To this end, the Association represents the interests of, and seeks to promote the welfare and development of, library and information workers and agencies.
Role of LIASA Provide leadership Advocate for libraries Official voice for LIS in South Africa To ensure LIS is firmly on the national agenda
Achievements of LIASA Established office, staffing Stable finances Securing grants and funding SALW Annual Conference Partnerships Awards Publications Website CICD
L eadership Statutory status Training Membership Funding Marketing & Advocacy SALW Annual Conference Priorities
Critical issues Decline of the profession Shortage of qualified librarians Lack of school libraries
Defining Leadership Knowing where you want to go and being able to get people to follow you towards a common goal “Leadership is about articulating visions, embodying values, and creating the environment within which things can be accomplished.” (Richards and Engle) “Leadership is a relationship that involves the mobilizing, influencing, and guiding of others toward desired goals.” (Steve Wolinski)
Leadership So what is leadership? ◦Having a clear vision for the future ◦Motivating people ◦Influencing people ◦Inspiration ◦Passion ◦Self-leadership
Presidential Theme Into the future: Mapping the way forward through leadership, advocacy and growth. Key ◦ Leadership Dynamic Bold Relevant
Leading LIASA Vision Providing direction Strategic leadership Motivating Inspiring Strong, effective and relevant Association Association of choice
Goals Strategic Leadership Development of capable future leaders for LIASA Stronger & effective branches Growth Financial sustainability
LIASA leading the profession LIASA should provide dynamic leadership to the LIS profession in South Africa Are we doing that? How do we do that? We have to do that!
Characteristics of leaders for LIASA Visionary Fearlessness Commitment Passion Self-discipline Confidence Advocate People-skills Team players Communicators Energy Stamina Socially aware
Into the future What can you do for LIASA?
The End John C Maxwell “Developing the Leader within you” What kind of a leader are you?