For immediate release | August 9, 2011

Learn how to "Be a Great Boss" in new ALA Editions Workshop with Cathy Hakala-Ausperk

CHICAGO - ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, "Be a Great Boss: One Year to Success" with Cathy Hakala-Ausperk. This 90-minute workshop will take place at 2:30 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 21.

Are you a library manager or supervisor? Do you want to become one?

Moving into a library management position or improving your management skills can feel daunting. Take charge of your development with the help of Hakala-Ausperk’s clear, focused and programmatic approach. In this online workshop, using strategies from her bestselling ALA Editions book, she discusses how, in as little as one hour a week, you can become a great boss on your own--without expensive, off-site seminars. Live chat lets you ask your questions and exchange ideas with your peers.

Topics include:

  • What’s a Boss?
  • How Do (or Did) I Get to Be One?
  • How Do I Get to Be a GOOD One?
  • What’s “Be A Good Boss: One Year to Success”?
  • Week One: The Attitude You Display
  • Your Homework: Pay Attention to Your Own Career!

Registration for this ALA Editions Workshop is available on the ALA Store. The workshop takes place at 2:30 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 21. The session will last 90 minutes.

Catherine Hakala-Ausperk is a library administrator, advocate, speaker and trainer who believes the future of our libraries depends on strong, effective leadership. A frequent speaker at national and state conferences, staff days and workshops, Hakala-Ausperk is a 27-year public library veteran and an adjunct faculty member of Kent State University’s School of Library and Information Science. She has been a contributor and guest editor for ALA-APA’s Library Worklife and is the author of "Be a Great Boss: One Year to Success," published in 2011 by ALA Editions. An Ohio Certified Public Librarian and an American Library Association Certified Public Library Administrator (CPLA), she is currently executive director of The Northeast Ohio Regional Library System (NEO-RLS)

ALA Editions Workshops are designed to give you and your staff the opportunity to participate in a hands‐on learning experience that will help you make the best technology decisions for your library.

ALA Store purchases fund advocacy, awareness and accreditation programs for library professionals worldwide.


Dan Freeman