Santa Barbara City College

Kenley Neufeld is the co-author of a chapter in Management and Leadership Innovations (Advances in Librarianship, Volume 38 2014) Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Stephanie Beverage , Kathleen DeLong , Irene M. H. Herold , Kenley Neufeld (2014), Mindful Leadership Defined and Explained, pp.21 - 35


From the perspective of library leaders, this chapter charts a path to mindful leadership by providing key definitions, theories, and organizational and cultural applications of mindful leadership. The four authors bring personal experience and knowledge to the topic by outlining practical examples of applying mindfulness in the workplace and in leading the library profession. The chapter considers the College Library Directors’ Mentor Program from the College Libraries Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries as a case study for mindful leadership in this successful leadership development program.