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Wednesday, October 16 • 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Testing Innovation: How Wake County Built a Test Library

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Wake County Public Libraries (WCPL) wanted to develop leadership opportunities for librarians interested in management, as well as a method to pilot innovative projects related to programs, services and operations.  As a solution to both needs, WCPL transformed their smallest library location into the Test Library, and created the annually rotating position of Test Library Manager. During their year-long appointment, the Test Library Manager runs day-to-day operations, as well as pilots new ideas, services and programs. WCPL’s Management and Policy Analyst, who developed and oversees the project, and the initial Test Library Manager will share their experiences with launching the program and their takeaways from the Test Library, now in its second year of fostering innovation and opportunity.


Robert Cauthen

Test Library Manager, Wake County Public Libraries
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Katrina Vernon

Senior Library Manger for Facilities and Operations, Wake County Public Libraries

Wednesday October 16, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm EDT
Winston 1B