Finding Your Leadership Pathway - Workshop

Mar 03, 2023 09:00am -
Mar 03, 2023 12:30pm

Event Description


Finding Your Leadership Pathway
In-person workshop

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 provisions of the State of Florida Library Cooperative Grant program, administered by the Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services. For FY2022-23, 91% of the total costs for the SEFLIN Library Cooperative Grant program 2022-23 ($400,000) is supported by State of Florida money. The total budget of the project is $440,478.


Event Type:Training
Early registration ends on Jan 31, 2023.
Regular registration starts on Feb 01, 2023 and ends on Mar 01, 2023.
Late registration starts on Mar 02, 2023.
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