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Mission Bell Media publishes print and digital media for the library market with a focus on leadership. Publishing authoritative and empowering leadership content for libraries worldwide.

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Leadership in the library gets conversational at Mission Bell Media's blog: On Leadership

Rolf Janke

Santa Barbara, CA (September 30, 2014)  On Leadership, the blog from Mission Bell Media (MBM), has become the go-to place for librarians to read and write about leadership in the library.

MBM was launched this past spring, with the vision of providing leadership-focused print and digital resources for librarians and their community. Discussing issues in the library today, and learning from those in the library trenches, MBM's blog: On Leadership has already featured several prestigious library leaders who have provided key insights on the subject:

"I have been fortunate to have a number of leadership mentors. Each one of them saw my leadership potential and encouraged me to be a leader. They also encouraged me to say yes to opportunities." – Courtney L. Young, ALA President, Librarian and Professor of Women’s Studies, Penn State Greater Allegheny

"...we only advance as a profession and in our ability to advocate for our community members when courageous leaders step forward as idea champions to create change in their libraries and communities." Steven Bell, Associate University Librarian, Temple University, Columnist for Library Journal's: "Leading from the Library" and "From the Bell Tower"

"Fail often and recover quickly. That’s advice I usually give everyone. I think it shows you are open to exploring the full range of opportunities that libraries can offer and willing to accept when something isn’t working and change the situation." Sue Polanka, Interim Associate University Librarian and Head of Reference and Instruction, Wright State University Libraries, Blog: "No Shelf Required"

"On Leadership is becoming a meeting spot for librarians to learn and dialogue together in a casual, conversational way," commented Rolf Janke, Mission Bell Media Founder and CEO. "We will continue to feature an ongoing rotation of library leaders giving their take on current library culture, as well as update our readers on MBM news, upfront conversations with the editors of our books, and provide sneak peeks at upcoming titles. We hope everyone will subscribe so they don't miss a thing!"

Those who want to be part of the leadership conversation can find On Leadership at: www.missionbellmedia.com.

Mission Bell Media will offer its initial reference titles, featuring relevant, engaging and inspiring content on the best of leadership across the disciplines, in early 2015.


Media Contact and Publicist: Mary Kay Jezzini