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Spring Fling 2015: I AM the Director: Challenges for New Supervisors
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I AM the Director: Challenges for New Supervisors

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 | 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Presented by the CLA Management Interest Group

Presenters: Helen Fisher, Library Director, Ontario Public Library, Jessica Hudson, County Librarian, Contra Costa County, Patty Wong, County Librarian, Yolo County Librarian

Establishing authority is essential when becoming a new manager. However, new managers are often challenged in overt and condescending ways. Staff may question what experience you have in taking on the role, although the hiring authority has deemed you worthy. Angry patrons demand to see the director even though you have just explained that you are, in fact, the director. It’s tough to establish this new role. In this webinar, three library directors will explain their experience and how they managed. We will also hear from an established director on how to help guide these new managers.


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