Core Webinar: Training Needs of Academic Library Middle Managers

For Immediate Release
Thu, 09/15/2022


Tom Ferren

Professional Development Program Officer

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

American Library Association

CHICAGOJoin Core on Wednesday, September 28 at 1 p.m. CT for the webinar “Training Needs of Academic Library Middle Managers.” This webinar, geared towards academic library managers, deans, and directors, will discuss the training and support middle managers received when they were new to their positions as well as the training they wish they had received, based on twenty interviews with current middle managers. Two experienced academic library administrators will talk about the range of experiences these middle managers had regarding onboarding, training, and professional development and share our ideas for improving new middle managers’ experiences. They will also provide time for audience members to share their own experiences. By the end of the webinar, attendees will understand the range of opportunities their middle manager colleagues have experienced, be able to contextualize their own level of training within this continuum, and learn about what opportunities they could advocate for on behalf of themselves or managers they supervise.

Training Needs of Academic Library Middle Managers
Live Webinar: Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. CT

Amy Harris Houk, Assistant Dean for Teaching and Learning, University of North Carolina Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
Ginger H. Williams, Dean of Library Services, Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS

Registration Fees:
Core Member: $57.67
ALA Member: $71.10
Nonmember: $79.00

How Do I Purchase Group Registration?

You can register a group by specifying the number of people who will be accessing the webinar during checkout. We offer discounts for webinar based on the number of registrations you specify in checkout. If you are a Core member, you can purchase seats for yourself and your colleagues at the Core discount rate; ALA's new e-Learning store allows you to extend the Core member savings with colleagues at your institution.

Can't attend the live event? No problem! All registrants will receive a link to the recorded session for later viewing at their convenience.

Register online or by phone at 1-800-545-2433 (press 1 to reach our customer service representatives).

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About Core

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures is the national association that advances the profession of librarians and information providers in central roles of leadership and management, collections and technical services, and technology. Our mission is to cultivate and amplify the collective expertise of library workers in core functions through community building, advocacy and learning. Core is a division of the American Library Association. Follow us on our Blog, Twitter or Instagram.