Walt Crawford started his work on the PALINET Leadership Network site less than a year ago, but already, he has made it a terrific resource for people in our profession. Some of the articles on the wiki are original, while others are compilations of writings on a theme by a variety of innovators and leaders in our profession. For anyone interested in reading various perspectives on library leadership, management, planning, marketing and more, this is a very useful resource to check out. The site’s over 300 pages of content are easy to browse or search.
Here are some of my favorite pages:
- Blog or Wiki — Which Tool to Use?
- Transparency and MediaWiki
- Looking in the Mirror
- We got trouble – a series of pieces on managing internal problems in libraries.
- Leader’s Digest
There’s a whole lot more there as well. I highly recommend that you take a look and browse some of the categories you’re most interested in. There’s food for thought in there for everyone, whether you’re just starting out in the profession or are a seasoned library director.
Since the site is a wiki, it’s something you can also contribute to! Walt provides tips on different ways to contribute to the wiki on this page.