Shin Freedman and James M. Freedman. Becoming a Library Leader: Seven Stages of Leadership Development for Academic Librarians. Chicago, IL: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2020. 268p. Paper, $68 (ISBN-10: 0838947670). ISBN-13: 978-0838947678.

Ryan Litsey

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In Becoming a Library Leader: Seven Stages of Leadership Development for Academic Librarians, the authors contend that administration, management, and service are often the main elements of development emphasized by academic libraries rather than leadership. The change of phrasing underlies the focus and structure of the book. The audience for this book is recent graduates of library schools or new managers. The stated intention of training new leaders and the specified audience creates a book that is geared toward the practical development of a successful leader.

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