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Library Director Bootcamp: Getting the Skills You Need

Monday, November 6, 2017 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM) Export to vCalendar

Monday, November 13, 2017 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM) Export to vCalendar

Monday, November 20, 2017 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM) Export to vCalendar
Where:   RAILS Burr Ridge Main Meeting Room / Videoconference Room (Web Conference/Webinar, Max: 40)
Lake Forest Library (Web Conference/Webinar, Max: 10)
RAILS East Peoria Atrium / Videoconference Room (Web Conference/Webinar, Max: 35)
Cost:   Free
Presenter:   Kate Hall and Kathy Parker

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Group viewing of a 3-part ALA webinar series at the RAILS Burr Ridge service center. Each webinar session runs 90 minutes on November 6, 13, and 20, 2017, starting at 1:30 p.m.

Choose to watch the webinar series at one of three locations:
RAILS Burr Ridge Service Center from 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Lake Forest Library 1:30 to 3:00 pm
East Peoria Service Center 1:30 to 3:00 pm

The presenters, Kate Hall and Kathy Parker, will be available in-person at the RAILS Burr Ridge Service Center immediately following each webinar session to answer your questions.

Whether you have just become a director, want to be a director someday, or have been a director for a number of years, this ALA workshop will answer the questions you might not have known to ask while increasing your understanding of the key topics needed to run a library.

This 3 part series of 90 minute sessions is a primer on how to be a library director provided over three sessions that dive into key topics necessary to run a library. Covering library finances, trustee and director roles, relationships, personnel, legal issues, building upkeep, and the different types of insurance needed, these webinars will offer core competencies for every director. Learn how to set yourself up for success in each area with practical tips and checklists woven throughout the sessions.

By participating in this workshop, you will:
* Gain a solid understanding of the core competencies necessary to be a library director.
* Receive answers to questions you might not have known to ask.
* Discover practical tips to effectively manage the various areas every director needs to know.
* Know why and when you need to contact an outside professional for help.
* Learn about effective resources you can use to help you become more organized and productive.

Kate Hall has been a library director since 2010; first at New Lenox and now at Northbrook Public Library. Kate has held numerous library leadership positions and recently worked with Kathy on the successful Director’s University that taught 64 new library directors what they need to know to be effective.

Kathy Parker has over 35 years of library experience with 15 serving as library director at Glenwood-Lynwood Public Library. Kathy is active on various library boards, serving as library trustee on her local and regional library system, and starting several continuing education initiatives for library staff and trustees.

Type:   Program

Categories: Management Skills/Administration, Public Libraries, Burr Ridge Area, Joliet Area, Northbrook Area, Peoria Area, Aurora Area, Chicago Area

This event is sponsored by Reaching Across Illinois Library System.

Last day to cancel registrations is: 11/6/2017

Questions? Please contact Louise Svehla.

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