Join our newest discussion group for New Directors

So you’ve moved into the big chair in the unit director’s cube, the library director’s office, or the dean’s suite?  Have you discovered few peers in your institution for a discussion, some counsel, or just a good shoulder to cry on?  LLAMA has created a discussion group for new directors across all library spaces as a forum to share best practices, to query counterparts at other institutions, and network from the safety of your new corner office.

If you are interested in joining the discussion as a new director, dean, or upper level manager – or are a more seasoned leader willing to share hard-learned lessons from the management trenches – please visit the ALA Connect page for the LLAMA New Directors Discussion Group:

Introduce yourself and join the discussion. As topics develop, together we’ll create a searchable resource of our shared experience.  We’ll also seek meetings at ALA conferences, host webinar meetings, and explore ways to support each other as new directors.

For those attending ALA Midwinter, there will be a casual networking opportunity from 4:30-6:00 on Saturday, January 25, in room 121-C of the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  Stop in and let us know what you need from a group like this.  You can also add a comment below to let us know you will be stopping by!

Thank you,
Co-conveners of the LLAMA New Directors Discussion Group

Lusiella Fazzino, eScholarship Repository Librarian, St. John’s University
Lisa Johnson, Director, Orange City Public Library
Erik Nordberg, Dean of Libraries, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

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