“Navigating the Storms of Change:
How Emotional Intelligence Leadership Works”
A Colloquium with Dr. Camila Alire
Dean Emerita, University of New Mexico
Abstract: Dealing with change is so prevalent in our libraries today. And, dealing with that change is no easy task. Some staff welcome it; others fear it. Dr. Alire presents a leadership theory that has contributed to her success and that of her various management teams in navigating the storms of change. Real life events such as disaster recovery and major library reorganizations are the basis for her talk.
About the speaker: Dr. Camila Alire is recognized as a library leader through her professional positions, service, and scholarship. She is Dean Emerita at the University of New Mexico and Colorado State University. Her service leadership includes the presidency of the American Library Association (2009) and of national REFORMA (1993). Her scholarship includes books on academic librarianship, emotionally intelligent leadership, library services to Latino communities; and disaster planning/recovery. Her many awards include the ALA/Lippincott Award for Distinguished Service; the CALA Presidential Recognition Award, the ALA Achievement in Library Diversity Research Award, and the National REFORMA’s Librarian of the Year Award. She was recently nominated by President Obama to serve on the National Council on the Humanities. She received her MLS from the University of Denver and her doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Northern Colorado.
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