Public libraries offer multiple pathways to leadership. From team supervision to directorship, and from small municipal and rural libraries to large multi-site systems, the array of options create a rich leadership landscape for public library careers. Join current and prospective leaders at all levels to share exploration, self-reflection, and networking, all focused on helping you map out your own career development journey. In addition to ample opportunities for interaction with other participants, you'll also hear from an array of leaders as they talk about their own varied experiences. Workshop activities will build a sense of community among participants and are slated to include: * Self-assessment with regard to professional values and alignment with the organizations in which we work * Table discussions about creating a vision for work at our own levels and understanding how to work within different kinds of organizations * Networking and coaching opportunities, both for new and mid-career library leaders, and for those with more experience * Recognition of the systemic barriers to formal leadership roles for BIPOC staff, LGBTQ+ workers, and other marginalized groups, and discussion of ways to overcome those barriers
state their leadership value, and identify the strengths they can put to the most effective use now and in the future.
communicate with stakeholders and powerfully advocate for change within their organizations, employing strategies to make their voice heard at all levels of leadership.
create a plan for sustained action that exemplifies their commitment to maintaining and building on their leadership practice.