Introverts as Leaders (B2)

Date/Time: Sunday, July 16, 2017: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Coordinator/Moderator: Thomas Striepe, University of Georgia
Speakers: Antoinette Griffin, Griff Development LLC; Gretchen Van Dam, Library of the U.S. Courts for the Seventh Circuit

Tracks: General or Core Programs; Information Technology; Library Management

Many law librarians self-identify as introverts. This may cause some librarians to believe that they can’t become effective leaders because of the stereotypical qualities associated with an introverted personality. However, this is far from the truth. Introverts can be successful leaders—even more successful than their extrovert counterparts. Through a presentation by an expert discussing the various tendencies of extroverts and introverts, participants will learn what distinguishes these personality types. Presenters will go on to explain how and which qualities of an introvert allow these types of individuals to become outstanding leaders.

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