Mid-level Administrators: Leading with the Leaders; Managing the Managers
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Speaker: Michele Gorman, Deputy Director of Lifelong Learning, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
Speaker: Paula Brehm Heeger, Regional Manager, Central Region, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
Speaker: Tom Fortin, Deputy Director, San Mateo County Library
Public libraries often have three tiers of leadership: top level executives, mid-level administrators, and frontline managers. While this is not unusual, what is unique in library management today is that two very large generations (Baby Boomers/Gen Y) are at the top and bottom of the management pyramid. In between you’ll find the much smaller, but equally dedicated Gen X leaders who are working hard to bridge this divide and lead with the leaders, manage the managers, and balance the lessons of the past and visions for the future, all while being tasked with keeping libraries running today while envisioning tomorrow.