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The Accidental Library Manager

Date : Aug 24, 2005
Start Time : 12 p.m. Eastern
Length : 00:57:16

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The Accidental Library Manager takes a practical look at the skills and background new and potential library managers need to succeed in their positions. It reassures those with little preparation for their management roles, who never realized they would be going into management (or never intended to do so), or whose library school coursework failed to prepare them for the challenges of management. In an era where younger and potential managers are told what their elders think they 'need to lead,' find out what library staff really want from their managers, how to use your current background to succeed, and how to reduce the fear inherent in common concerns.

Rachel Singer Gordon ?Author and Consultant, Author, Consultant

Rachel Singer Gordon is the former Head of Computer Services at the Franklin Park Public Library, Ill. She runs the library career site, and co-authors Beyond the Job, a professional development weblog for librarians. Rachel is the "Computer Media" review columnist for Library Journal; she is also a frequent contributor to LJ's "NextGen" column and the author of Emerald's "Publish, Don't Perish" Library Link column. Her published work includes The Accidental Systems Librarian (Information Today, 2003), The Librarian's Guide To Writing for Publication (Scarecrow, 2004), and The Accidental Library Manager (Information Today, 2005). Rachel holds an MLIS from Dominican University and an MA from Northwestern University.