Finding Your Leadership Pathway
Friday March 3, 2023
9:00 am - 12:30 pm EST
Palm Beach County Library System - West Boca Branch
18685 FL-7, Boca Raton, FL 33498
About this workshop
There are multiple pathways to leadership. From team supervision to executive positions, the wide array of possible career paths creates a rich leadership opportunity. Join leaders from across the library system to share in an afternoon of exploration, self-reflection, and networking, all focused on mapping your leadership development journey. Learning objectives include:
- Assessing your starting point
- Identifying a leadership destination
- Anticipating road blocks and detours
- Developing leadership growth strategies
- Reflecting on the journey
Presented by: Douglas Crane
Douglas Crane began his library career with the Toronto Public Library System, before moving to Florida and joining the Palm Beach County Library System as a children’s librarian in 1998. He then served as the Electronic Resources Coordinator, a Branch Manager, and the Director of Branch Services. He was appointed Library Director in 2014 and under his direction the System has won numerous awards including an Urban Library Council Innovation Award.
Doug was recruited by the Public Library Association for their first podcast in 2015. He is the author of the articles, “May I Ask You a Question? Lessons Learned from Interviewing Public Library Leaders,” in the Nov/Dec 2015 issue of Public Libraries, “Overcoming the Email Blues” in the December 2017 issue of Learning Exchange, the Newsletter of the Learning Round Table of the American Library Association, “Efficient Librarianship – A New Path for the Profession” in the Nov/Dec 2017 issue of Public Libraries, and “Go For It! Advice From Library Directors” in the May/June 2019 issue of Public Libraries. He currently serves as Vice President of the Florida Library Association.
He has served on the State Library Council of Florida as Chair and has been President of the Southeast Florida Library Information Network (SEFLIN). In his spare time, he blogs about office productivity and efficiency practices, admires his collection of Doctor Who sonic screwdrivers, and relaxes at home with his wife, daughter, dog and cat.
Registration closes March 1, 2023
This project was funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida’s LSTA program is administered by the Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services. For FY2022-23, 74% of the total costs for the SEFLIN Continuing Education Program 2022-23 ($218,625) is supported by federal money. The total budget of the project is $296,692.