Core New Directors Interest Group

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About this Group

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Purpose: Organizes, moderates, and distributes summaries of virtual and face-to-face discussions on topics of interest to new directors.

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

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Core New Directors Interest Group is open to anyone (including non-ALA members)

  • 1.  Core New Directors Interest Group is open to anyone (including non-ALA members)

    Posted Jan 15, 2021 08:50 AM

    As an "interest group" (as opposed to an official ALA "committee"), the New Directors group is open to anyone to join.  One doesn't have to be an ALA member to participate in our discussions and activity in the ALA Connect online forum. 

    Our Core New Directors Interest Group's space is here in the Connect environment.  The group is intended to support new leaders - at the unit level or as directors/deans at any type of library. Leadership roles can be isolating with few peers in your institution for a discussion, receive reliable counsel, or just find a good shoulder to cry on. The Core New Directors Interest Group is a safe space new directors across all library spaces to share best practices, query counterparts at other institutions, and network from the safety of your new corner office.

    ALA members may use their normal ALA login to access this space.  Those who are not ALA members need to register for the site. There is no charge and no limited free period for access.  Additional instructions are available through the "How do I create a member ALA Connect Account" FAQ and through "Free Account Sign UP" youtube video.

    Please spread the word and invite others interested exchanging experience, tips, satisfactions, and the many challenges of being a new director!


    Erik Nordberg
    Dean of Libraries
    Indiana University of Pennsylvania