The importance of emotional intelligence in operating a modern library was the subject of a recent “MTSU On the Record” radio program.
Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Jason Martin, associate dean of MTSU’s James E. Walker Library, first aired Aug. 1 on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and www.wmot.org. You can listen to their conversation above.
Martin will lead a webinar for library professionals nationwide on the topic of “Emotional Intelligence and Library Leadership” from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, under the auspices of the Library Leadership and Management Association, also known as LLAMA.
Martin said the four elements of emotional intelligence are self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship management — all qualities that library administrators can use to help both patrons and staff adjust to different methods and procedures.
“Libraries have experienced so much change over the past two decades,” said Martin. “One of the biggest things now that libraries look for when they look for a new director or dean is someone who can manage and facilitate change.”
To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at www.mtsunews.com.
For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.