Is this a conversation you’d like to see at the ALA Annual Conference 2014? We’ve pitched this idea for an ALA Conversation Starter, but now it’s up to a public vote. Anyone with an ALA Connect account can vote, whether or not they think they’ll attend the conference.
You know that cliché about actors really wanting to direct? It turns out that it’s also true of new (or not so new) librarians. In this panel, four first-time library directors will discuss how they arrived in their positions, the skills that helped them move into leadership, and the obstacles they didn’t anticipate.
This panel discussion is intended for those who are interested in moving into management positions, as well as new library administrators facing similar issues. Panelists include academic library directors Jacob Berg and Jessica Olin, and public library administrators Kristi Chadwick and John Pappas. Daniel Ransom will moderate.
We’re down to the last few days of voting on the ALA Conversation Starters! Please vote for #iwannadirect!