Sources For Leadership
Founded in 1998, the Institute for the Study and Practice of Leadership is designed to coordinate, enhance and augment the leadership traditions in Washburn University's curriculum and programs. The Institute's mandate is to facilitate the advancement of leadership education and development across the University community.
The Institute's vision is to create a regional center for leadership education and development. Its' mission is to develop and use resources to prepare participants to make an immediate contribution via leadership roles in their professions and communities. Central to this preparation is the teaching, learning and research carried on by the particpants leading up to the granting of the Leadership Studies Certificate.
The University Libraries support the study, teaching and research mission of the Institute by collecting materials in a variety of formats concerning the various aspects of interdisciplinary field of leadership in it's broadest sense. The Libraries collection supports this by collecting materials in many general applicable fields such as management, psychology and social psychology and sociology.
The collections of the University Libraries currently contain almost 1,000 books, a number of videos/DVDs, as well as a slection of print and online journal/magazine titles that deal with leadership in general as well in specific subject areas (such as education and nursing). These collections are constantly being expanded as new resources are identified.