Considering Leadership

Wednesday, 12/12/2018
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)

This webinar was presented on December 12, 2018. Access the recording and materials now:

Let's move beyond supervision and management and talk about leadership. Anyone can be a leader. Leadership opportunities abound everyday, in different settings, and in different ways. It neither favors introverts or extroverts. How will you use your personal strengths to lead with agility in times of change and disruption?

Culling from a number of presentations and CE courses taught by the presenter, the webinar will start with the difference between leadership and management. Following is an examination of the traits of a good leader and what will be required of future leaders. The session will conclude with some thinking about seizing leadership opportunities and practicing leadership skill every day.

Learning Outcomes

Participants in this webinar will be able to:
  • Articulate the difference between leadership and management
  • Identify their own personal styles, strengths, and leadership opportunities
  • Realize leadership is not about who is at the top of the organization but that there are leadership opportunities in many different places
  • Begin or advance the process of identifying and building their leadership journey

Who Should Attend

Whether a longtime leader, seasoned manager, or someone just beginning to explore leadership possibilities, this webinar will provide content and appeal to those reflecting on their leadership strengths, growing in their leadership roles, or determining whether or not to set out on a leadership journey.


M.J. Tooey is Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs and Executive Director of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library at the University of Maryland where she has worked in various library positions since 1986. She is also the Principal Investigator for the five year (2016-2021) cooperative agreement with the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health which funds the National Network of Libraries of Medicine’s Southeastern Atlantic Regional Medical Library and National DOCLINE Coordination Office. She serves as Director of both programs. She received her MLS from the University of Pittsburgh and her BS degree in Education from Clarion State University (formerly Clarion State College).

She teaches an MLA CME course entitled “Leadership Considered: Refining and Defining Your Skills for Today and Tomorrow” and co-teaches an MLA CME Course, “Do You Want to Be a Library Director. She currently serves on the MLA/AAHSL Joint Legislative Task Force.

She is active in the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions Council of Library Directors where she serves on the Executive Committee. She also serves or has served on numerous committees and task forces at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Tooey is the author or co-author of over 200 chapters, articles, presentations, or posters. Her professional interests include leadership, emerging trends, library innovation and design, ethics, and mentoring.



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