The First 90 Days: A New Manager Crash Course

Wednesday, 2/17/2021
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)

Are you a new library manager? Feeling overwhelmed, lost, or like you need some support? This webinar will explore tips for new managers transitioning into their role and address some of the challenges they face, as well as offer practical advice for overcoming common hurdles in the first 90 days.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the webinar the attendees will be able to:

  • Articulate the difference between being an individual contributor and being a manager
  • Determine what conversations to have in the first 90 days
  • Formulate an approach to setting clear expectations with staff
  • Determine how to stay in the loop with projects without micromanaging
  • Determine how to address and document performance issues

Who Should Attend

This webinar is geared towards new library managers.


Julia Davis has a long history with management and libraries, and currently is a Branch Manager with the Clay County Public Library system. Her experience includes time in almost every part of library operations including circulation, technical services, periodicals, government documents, and ILL. She holds an BS in Social Sciences from Jacksonville University, an MLIS from Valdosta State University, and an MSOL from Jacksonville University. She is a current PhD candidate at Anderson University studying Business Leadership. Julia is a member of the ALA TOLD committee and a graduate of the Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute.




Fee   (single  webinar)

Participant ($USD)
Core Member (individual) 43
Nonmember (individual) 59
Groups. (Includes a link to share with your group for safe social distancing viewing). 129

All webinars are recorded and the one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording. All registered attendees will receive the link to the recorded session so if you are unable to attend the webinar at the time it is presented, you will have the opportunity to listen to the recording at your convenience.

How to Register

Complete the individual webinar online registration form. Sessions are listed by date and you must log in.


Contact us to register:

Call 1-800-545-2433 and press 1 to reach our customer service representatives or

Register by mail for the session you would like to attend. (If you receive an error message after clicking the "register by mail" link, right-click the link and save the form to your computer.)

Core Code of Conduct

Please review the Statement of Conduct before registering.

Tech Requirements

Computer with Internet access (high-speed connection is best) and media player software. Headphones recommended.

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