Manager Toronto Reference Library, Toronto Public Library Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Leadership in “normal” times can be difficult. Throw in the challenges of leading during a pandemic and one’s mettle is definitely tested. A panel of leaders from different libraries (public, hospital, and academic) will discuss and reflect upon their experiences adapting styles, communicating uncertainty, and keeping staff together. Take-aways from this session include identifying frames of leadership used in stages of a crisis, strategies for leaders to communicate and collaborate while apart, and lessons learned.