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ACRL Leadership DG Webinar: "What Degree Is Needed to Lead? A Virtual Forum"

  • 1.  ACRL Leadership DG Webinar: "What Degree Is Needed to Lead? A Virtual Forum"

    Posted Apr 08, 2020 10:43 PM
    Edited by Raymond Pun Apr 28, 2020 02:58 PM
    Join us for the next ACRL Leadership DG Webinar!

    Title: What Degree Is Needed to Lead? A Virtual Forum
     
    Summary: In 2018, after a failed search for the Executive Director of the American Library Association (ALA), ALA members put forth a ballot initiative to determine whether the educational requirements for the position should be modified, in part, to expand the potential applicant pool. With this research, the authors examined if current Association of Research Libraries (ARL) administrators hold an MLS/MLIS and whether current ARL administrators felt it was necessary for library administrators to hold an MLS/MLIS. Additionally, the researchers examined ARL administrators' perspectives regarding whether it was necessary for them to earn additional degrees to achieve their highest library administrative position, and whether they felt their degrees prepared them to be successful in the position that they currently hold. This webinar presentation is based on a research article by the presenters and will focus on their findings and discussions.

    Date/Time: 4/28 Tuesday, at 10-11 am PST/1-2 pm EST

    Speakers:
    Russell Michalak, Goldey-Beacom College
    Monica D.T. Rysavy, Goldey-Beacom College
    Trevor A. Dawes, University of Delaware

    Recorded Link

    Thanks,
    Ray
    ACRL Leadership DG Convener 2019-2020

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    Raymond Pun
    Instruction and Research Librarian
    Alder Graduate School of Education
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