Library Leadership Lessons Gleaned from WWII Submariners

Authors

  • Stuart Gaetjens Tennessee Tech University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5860/llm.v33i3.7359

Keywords:

academic library, leadership, submarining

Abstract

Many aspects of good leadership have not changed over time. This article uses examples from World War II submarining, particularly Capt. Eugene Fluckey’s experiences, as a launching point for discussing modern academic library leadership. There are six points of leadership discussed which alternate between submarining and libraries: selecting team members, cross-training, respecting the individual, developing esprit de corps, communicating hard truths, and thinking big thoughts.

Author Biography

Stuart Gaetjens, Tennessee Tech University

Stuart Gaetjens graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a MSLIS. He currently works as Coordinator of Technical Services at Tennessee Tech University.

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Published

2019-06-13

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