Communities of Practice as a Professional Development Tool for Management and Leadership Skills in Libraries

Heather Weltin, Nancy Graff Schultz


In 2012, the University of Wisconsin-Madison's General Libraries developed a community of practice to improve management and leadership skills in staff. This article examines the theories behind communities of practice, the process used by UW-Madison to establish the communities of practice and the results.


management; communities of practice; leadership

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