PDA Event: Sprouting Talent: Growing Library Leadership at Every Level

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Develop leadership at every level of your library after hearing the experiences of two veterans in the field in this practical and inspiring session. Former library director Maxine Bleiweis found ways to open up opportunities to all staff members through daily practices that helped staff become their best and step forward in the library, the community and the profession. Kate Byroade went from shelver to library director to statewide leader with the encouragement of wise supervisors and an adventuresome spirit. You’ll come away with ideas to put immediately into action and a plan for a longer strategy.    

Kate Byroade is the director of the Cragin Memorial Library in Colchester, CT. She is a Past President of the Connecticut Library Association and has done just about every library task over the course of her 36-year library career.

Maxine Bleiweis broke every rule as a public library director, encouraged eating and drinking in libraries, initiated the first maker space, and hired a WWE employee to manage new initiatives. She’s now helping librarians have the courage to do great things as a consultant.

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Sponsored by ASERL