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Purpose: Provides a venue for directing questions and concerns towards current and retired directors for open discussion. Possible topics could include leadership, library school education, major issues facing directors, preparing for an administrative role, positives and negatives of directing a library, and the thought processes of directors in day-to-day operations. The goal is to provide a group where directors and the curious alike can equally gain from the back and forth discussions, and educate people in the roles and experiences of directors.

This group is part of Core's Leadership and Management Section.

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Spring virtual discussion --two opportunities, one topic: "Being in the Hot Seat"

  • 1.  Spring virtual discussion --two opportunities, one topic: "Being in the Hot Seat"

    Posted Mar 18, 2022 08:30 AM

    Dialogue with Directors Interest Group colleagues,

    Please join us for our Spring virtual discussion, "Being in the Hot Seat"

    Thursday, March 31, 10 a.m. EDT


    Tuesday, April 5, 2 p.m. EDT

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Password: Director

    Interact with current/former directors on either date/time as we discuss:

    What's top of your mind as a Director/Dean?

    What did you do when you were first hired?

    Is that what you *thought* you'd be doing?


    We have a few directors who have committed to speaking up during each session, but we hope others will participate by voicing their thoughts or asking follow-up questions. Other questions/topics can be placed in the chat and will be saved for the question/answer portion of the discussion (closer to the end of the hour).


    Hope to see you there!
    Denise Shorey and Shelly McCoy, co-chairs

    University of Delaware

    Shelly McCoy

    Associate University Librarian for Public Services and Space Planning

    University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press

    302-831-6363  |  610-329-9328 (for urgent matters)