Lars Leon

Lars Leon
  • Librarian, Resource Sharing Librarian, Head of Organizational Development

Contact Info

Watson Library, 210


Continues to be involved with resource sharing as I collaborate with other leaders in the newly combined Acquisitions and Resource Sharing Department. So plenty of data, assessment, technology, and other means of helping this blended department. I also help provide and support others in a variety of library staff and organization development needs from facilitation, project management, Strengths, and more.


Involve the values our patrons place on our services, assessment, and various types of organizational development. Creativity and innovation are vital components of much of his research interests.

Research interests:

  • values
  • best practices
  • resource sharing
  • organizational development
  • staff development

Selected Publications

Leon, L., Kochan, C. (2022). Collective and Creative Learning to Enhance Interlibrary Loan. Journal of Library Resource Sharing.
Leon, L. (2017). Leon, Lars. Library Collection Building: The Interlocking Functions of ILL, Acquisitions, and Collection Development. Library Information and Resource Sharing: Transforming Services and Collections. Libraries Unlimited. [9781440849688.00].

Selected Presentations

Developing our Services through Understanding the Values our Patrons Place on our Services - Kansas Library Conference. Location: Wichita, KS. (10-25-2017).
Primed for Change and Ready for Anything: Empowering Staff Through Effective Development - OCLC Resource Sharing Conference. Location: Virginia Beach, VA. (3-15-2017).
Understand How Your Patrons Value Your Service and What to Do With the Data Including Training - 12th Nordic Resource Sharing, Reference, and Collection Management Conference. Location: Copenhagen, Denmark. (10-13-2016).
It's About the Data & So Much More - IDS Project 11th Annual Conference (keynote). Location: Watertown, NY. (7-30-2015).
How Our Patrons Value Our Resource Sharing Services and why it should Matter to you - Presentation, 12th Northwest Interlibrary Loan and Resource Sharing Conference. Location: Portland, OR. (9-13-2013).
An Updated Look at Resource Sharing Costs - Presentation, 10th Nordic Resource Sharing, Reference and Collection Management Conference. Location: Reykjavik, Iceland. (10-04-2012).
Creating Successful Library Alliances through Group Best Practices - Presentation, Information Delivery Services Project Conference. Location: Albany, NY. (8-02-2011).
Collectively Building Resource Sharing Staff skills with community-wide Training & Development Phase 2 - Northwest Interlibrary Loan & Resource Sharing Conference. Location: Virtual. (9-10-2020).