Leadership in Academic Libraries Trends: Bibliometric Analysis

  • Dyah Puspitasari Srirahayu, Prof. Anis Eliyana, Dr. Indrianawati Usman


Academic library in disruption era faces uncertain and unpredictable conditions, therefore a leader who is quick in adapting to changes is needed. This article is aimed to identify studies on academic library leadership which was made by researchers in library and information science. The researcher uses a quantitative descriptive method by using data which were taken from Scopus database (www.scopus.com) by using keyword “leader* academic library” limited only to the title. The researcher then processed and described those data. Abstract from those articles in Scopus analyzed by using content analysis to obtain the most discussed research topics. The results show that among 71 articles on leadership from 1981 to 2019, there are 27 articles which are results of research. Leadership style and capability building in academic libraries are the most discussed topics. This research limitations are: this research only uses 1 database, and the search only applied to the title of the articles. Further research can study more databases and the search is not only applied to the title of the articles only; it can be applied to the abstract or the keyword, thus the research can be generalized more.