Stepping Into the Director Role: Preparing for the Part

Friday, June 27, 2014 -
8:30am to 12:00pm

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Speaker: Chris Shoemaker, Director, Rye Free Reading Room
Speaker: Ed Garcia, Director, Cranston Public Library
Speaker: Gretchen Caserotti, Library Director, Meridian Library
Speaker: Sarah Houghton, Director, San Rafael Public Library

As Director positions open up, is the next generation of leaders ready to assume those positions and transform the libraries in their community? What new skills are needed to drive libraries forward? If you’re interested in administration, this session will provide you with an introduction to what the job entails and introduce you to the skills you’ll need to prepare yourself. Hear from four new public library Directors about the basics, the challenges and the unexpected in their first few years on the job. Learn how they used career opportunities, ALA experience, and other guideposts to enter administration successfully.

Type of Library: 
Early Bird: ALA Member($215), Division Member($165), Retired Member($165), Student Member($165), Non-Member($265). Advance and On-site: ALA Member ($225); Division Member ($175); Retired Member ($175); Student Member ($175); Non-Member ($275)
Session Materials: 
PLA-ALA 2014 Director Preconference.pptx - Uploaded by Steven Hofmann (Jul 14, 2014 - 8.95 MB
Last Updated: 
Friday, June 20, 2014 - 7:55am PDT
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Will the powerpoint be emailed to the participants or will it be available online?

PowerPoint slides

One of the presentors mentioned an excel spreadsheet they had created in regards to buildings. Could that be posted also?