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Leadership Library

Located in the Keith B. Key Center for Student Leadership and Service, the Leadership Library provides a collection of books, videos and other reference materials on current subjects and trends in leadership and service for both individual and team development. 

Suggested Reading

Library 1Some of our favorite leadership books are:

  • Maxwell Leadership Bible, John C. Maxwell
    Suggested by Keith B. Key
  • Rhinoceros Success: the Secret to Charging Full Speed Toward Every Opportunity, Scott Alexander
    Suggested by Keith B. Key
  • Daring Greatly, Brene Brown
    Suggested by the Student Leadership Advocates
  • Team of Rivals, Doris Kearns Goodwin
    Suggested by former Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee
  • Emotionally Intelligent Leadership: A Guide for College Students, Marcy L. Shankman and Scott J. Allen
    Suggested by the Student Activities Staff


Some of our favorite service books are:

  • Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Paulo Freire
    Suggested by the Student Activities Staff
  • Readings for Diversity and Social Justice
    Suggested by the Student Activities Staff
  • Working Side by Side: Creating Alternative Breaks as Catalysts for Global Learning, Student Leadership, and Social Change, Shoshanna Sumka, Melody Christine Porter, and Jill Piacitelli
    Suggested by the Buck-I-SERV team