As the result of innate ability, a fortunate few are able to effortlessly transition from line positions. However, most of us need to plot the path to management astutely and with deliberation. Library professionals might also become "accidental" managers, finding themselves thrust into an unplanned and perhaps unwanted managerial position for which they were not prepared. This is particularly true in the current climate of constrained budgets characterized by restructuring, job freezes, and layoffs.
Femi Cadmus, Making the Leap to Management: Tips for the Aspiring and New Manager, 19 Trends in Law Library Management and Technology 23-28 (2009)
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Library administration, Leadership, Supervision of employees, Management, Career development