Management and leadership: followership

Followership is an under-recognised field, often deemed ‘the forgotten side of leadership’. Followership is “the capacity or willingness to follow a leader”, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, and is thus the flip side of leadership. Leaders are only ever successful when they have the right kind of followers, and so followership is equally as important […]

Management and leadership: style frameworks

There are a multitude of leadership and management frameworks that provide guidelines for managers to follow. Each of these models is different and created within a different context, because there are so many distinct types of professions. Each business has a particular structure, with their own vision and goals, and so specific frameworks will suit each […]

The adult colouring craze

  Over the past year or so there’s been a new fun craze sweeping through schools, corporations, book stores and libraries – the adult colouring book! Taking a quick peek at Amazon’s bestselling books, you can see the list littered with different adult colouring books, even a Harry Potter themed one. Spreading from France to […]

Librarians at large: alternative careers as entrepreneurs and in startups

Have you got a great idea for a business or project? Many library professionals are also amazing entrepreneurs – starting their own businesses in consulting, research, publishing, writing and more. Three librarians have recently started a business research firm called ‘Bizologie’. Catering for the fact that many companies cannot afford in-house researchers, Bizologie provides for […]

Librarians at large: alternative careers in bookstores, private libraries and publishing

If you’re after something a bit different, there are a multitude of career options outside of the ‘traditional library path’ that you can pursue with your library qualifications. Many library school graduates have gone on to create rewarding careers in a variety of non-traditional roles. One such example is Alex Berman, who wrote a guest […]