Library leadership

Volume 46 NO. 4 2013

What is a leader and who is a good leader? Apparently Napoleon Bonaparte, the military and political leader who became the first emperor of France, said that “a leader is a dealer in hope.” I think he might have had a point although he lived during the late 18:th and early 19:th century, when the concept of a what makes a good leader probably was much different from today – or, as former leader of India, Mahatma Gandhi, is said to have put it: “I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.”

This issue of SLQ deals with library leadership and although our articles don’t provide an exact answer to my question above, they hopefully offer inspiration and ideas for further reflection.

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Editor-in-chief National Library of Sweden