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Friday, April 20 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Growing Into Management

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Suppose your library has a position posted for a branch manager. You take a look at that position and think, “I want to do that job.” Maybe the job is a circulation supervisor, technical services supervisor or collection development manager. One of the best things about being in the library profession is the opportunity to advance into leadership roles and to influence how things get done. Are you ready to take the next step and be a point of light for your library?

This session will provide a practical view on how you can build your skills to be ready when the right opportunity opens. Hear from a panel comprising seasoned and mid-level managers. At the end of this session you will have the tools to put a plan in place now for where you want to be in the future.


Margaret Alexander

Technology and Facilities Manager, Eugene Public Library
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Karen Muller

Assistant Library Director, Hillsboro Public Library
Karen began her public library career as a part-time on-call librarian and has been able to grow professionally to her current position as Assistant Director. Her past experiences include school librarian, development director, and retail manager.

Jimmy Pearson

Library Director, Astoria Public Library

Jerianne Thompson

Library Manager, Tualatin Public Library


Friday April 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Wilder Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA