Leadership Discussion Group


Provides a forum for conversation, communication and collaboration about leadership and management issues important to academic librarians.


Mr. Russell S. Michalak
(Convener, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2024)
Lauren Carlton
(Staff Liaison, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)

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ALA Connect Community

Leadership DG discussion list
To join the Leadership Discussion Group’s discussion list, please join the group’s ALA Connect community.

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Once you have joined this Connect community, you can post to the list by sending an email to ALA-acrlleadershipdg@ConnectedCommunity.org or by creating a new post directly in the Connect community.

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Discussion Groups are composed of group leaders (conveners) and are open to all members based on interest. Only the conveners appear on the roster.

Staff Liaison

Megan Griffin
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association
E-mail: mgriffin@ala.org

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Join a Discussion Group
If you would like to join the Leadership Discussion Group or have any questions, suggestions, or ideas for discussion topics, please contact the convener(s).