Creating an Emotionally Intelligent Library Culture

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Emotionally intelligent libraries are filled with leaders who lead by example and have a healthy, positive work environment. This webinar will describe how everyone in a library – up and down the organizational chart – can contribute to creating an emotionally intelligent culture in their library. Libraries and organizations with a strong collective emotional intelligence communicate better, deal with difficult situations more easily, more effectively manage their emotions, and have an open environment conducive to the healthy exchange of ideas.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this class, students will be able to:

Define the four elements of emotional intelligence in order to better understand the concept
Understand how to create an emotionally intelligent library in order to improve the library workplace
Develop strategies to become more emotionally intelligent themselves in order to develop emotional intelligence throughout the organization


Jason Martin currently serves as the interim Dean of the James E. Walker Library at Middle Tennessee State University. He hold an EdD in Educational Leadership from the University of Central Florida and a MLS and BA from the University of South Florida. He researches, publishes, and presents on leadership, organizational culture, mindfulness, emotional intelligence, productivity, and goal setting and achievement.

Academic library: 4 year and graduate; Academic library: 2 year; Government Library; Public Library
Time: All live online classes are in Eastern time.

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