[Libs-Or] Free PLA Panel Discussion: Understanding the Role of Public Library Directors

HANNING Darci C * SLO Darci.HANNING at slo.oregon.gov
Tue May 4 11:49:33 PDT 2021

Hello everyone,

The following opportunity is free to attend and will also be recorded for later viewing. Registration information is here:

And more information is below and online here:

Darci Hanning, MLIS (she/her/hers)
Public Library Consultant / CE Coordinator
State Library of Oregon
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Subject: JOIN US to Discuss the Role of Public Library Directors

Learn what it takes to be a library director!

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Free PLA Panel Discussion
Understanding the Role of Public Library Directors

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 | 1-2 p.m. Central

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Public library directors fill a unique role in their organizations as leaders in both policy and culture. Whether it is a single building rural library to a multi-location big city system, all library directors face a series of similar problems as they strive to keep operations going. In this panel discussion, experienced directors will share their stories about why they chose this career path, its challenges, and their thoughts on the future of the profession. If you are interested in becoming a director, are already a director looking for some tips, or simply want to learn more about the role, this is the panel discussion for you! REGISTER NOW<http://ala.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT0xMDAwMjMxMCZwPTEmdT0xMTIxNzM2MTI2JmxpPTg2MzMzNDMz/index.html>!

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  *   Understand the role of the public library director;
  *   Identify the skills sets that directors need to develop to succeed; and
  *   Understand the challenges facing public library leadership today.


[Doug Crane]<http://ala.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT0xMDAwMjMxMCZwPTEmdT0xMTIxNzM2MTI2JmxpPTg2MzMzNDMz/index.html>

Moderator Doug Crane began his career with the Palm Beach County (FL) Library System as a children’s librarian in 1998. He then served as the electronic resources coordinator, a branch manager, and the director of branch services. He was appointed library director in 2014 and under his direction the system has won numerous awards.

[Roberta R. Phillips]<http://ala.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT0xMDAwMjMxMCZwPTEmdT0xMTIxNzM2MTI2JmxpPTg2MzMzNDMz/index.html>

As the chief executive officer of the Prince George’s County (MD) Memorial Library System (PGCMLS), Roberta R. Phillips oversees all operations of its nineteen branch libraries that serve a diverse population of approximately 960,000. She completed the PGCMLS strategic guide 2020–2023 and is exploring the library’s role in establishing a UNICEF Child Friendly County. Her work focuses on advancing the community through inclusive practices, strategic and conceptual thinking, and evidence-based best practices for twenty-first century learning.

[Mark Williams]<http://ala.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT0xMDAwMjMxMCZwPTEmdT0xMTIxNzM2MTI2JmxpPTg2MzMzNDMz/index.html>

Mark Williams has been the chief librarian and CEO for Milton (Ontario) Public Library since 2018. Mark has over twenty years of public library experience. He began his career in Coventry, England, where he was employed to work with disaffected and socially-excluded youth. In his time as chief librarian, Mark has overhauled the traditional public library service model to better respond to the evolving needs of one of Canada’s fastest growing communities.

[Mary Ellen Icaza]<http://ala.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT0xMDAwMjMxMCZwPTEmdT0xMTIxNzM2MTI2JmxpPTg2MzMzNDMz/index.html>

Mary Ellen Icaza joined Stark Library (Canton, OH) in 2018 as CEO/executive director. Prior to this, she led educational programming, community outreach, and special events as the assistant director for programs and outreach at Montgomery County (MD) Public Libraries. She currently serves as a board member for the Ohio Library Council, the Stark County Family Council, the Aultman Hospital Women’s Board, and the Kent State Stark Advisory Board.

[Jessica Hudson]<http://ala.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT0xMDAwMjMxMCZwPTEmdT0xMTIxNzM2MTI2JmxpPTg2MzMzNDMz/index.html>

Jessica Hudson, director of Fairfax County Library (Fairfax, VA), became a library director at the age of twenty-five and has had the opportunity to lead systems from across the spectrum from small and rural to the large and urban. Her passions include expanding access to future patrons who may have never thought to use the library before, as well as supporting equity initiatives to ensure that those future patrons can utilize all the great resources the library has to offer.

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