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Thursday, October 17 • 9:00am - 9:50am
So! You STILL Want to be a Public Library Director: Thriving in a Governmental Environment

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All public libraries are dependent on local governments, whether as departments within a city or county, or as larger library systems reliant on the support of multiple counties or towns. Learn about intergovernmental relations from experienced county and town managers, and hear about resources and classes available from the UNC School of Government. Gain insight about making the library an integral part of local government, and getting the most out of collaboration and cooperation with other government departments. For assistant directors, branch managers, department heads, new directors, and those new to their career or library school students – anyone whose career path might lead to a public library directorship. Academic librarians welcome as well – many of the same characteristics apply to all types of libraries. A follow-up to the North Carolina Public Library Directors Association’s popular “So! You Want to be a Public Library Director…” 2017 preconference.


Ross Holt

Library Director, Randolph County Public Library

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Thursday October 17, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am EDT
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