Level Up Your Career with RUSA eLearning

For Immediate Release
Wed, 01/03/2024


Ninah Moore

Program Officer-Continuing Education



CHICAGO-  Managers and leaders often emerge serendipitously, from their prior experiences and the needs and expectations of administration. Yes, some managers and leaders are born, but others develop through training, mentoring, and a commitment to lifelong learning. Often, new managers have little practical working knowledge of what to expect in a managerial role. This course prepares new managers to excel in their positions and grow into leadership roles. 

Who Manages, Who Leads Part One: Developing Your Career Plan is a four-week interactive and self-paced program starting on January 8th that requires a total of 15 hours of dedication. This course will introduce and enlighten new managers and future leaders to professional practices and theories. 

The course benefits front-line staff that excel in their positions and who strive for, or are promoted to, managerial positions. This course discusses managerial and leadership opportunities in between this spectrum, those promoted and those hired directly for such positions. 

By the end of this course the participant will be able to: 

  • Coordinate and highlight individual management experiences.
  • Develop insight on how to move from one role to the next
  • Individual exercises tie in practical issues that present to managers and leaders, such as hiring, firing, and providing constructive feedback to existing behaviors among staff

The instructor, Debra Lucas-Alfieri was the Head of Reference, Interlibrary Loan, and Instructor at D'Youville University in Buffalo, NY from 2002-2022. She is the author of Marketing the 21st Century Library: The Time is Now, published by Chandos, an imprint of Elsevier. She is the founder of Newlibrarian.org.

Click here to register! 

The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association, represents librarians and library staff in the fields of reference, specialized reference, collection development, readers' advisory and resource sharing. RUSA is the foremost organization of reference and information professionals who make the connections between people and the information sources, services, and collection materials they need.