Who Manages, Who Leads: Part Two: Mentor, Progess, Succeed

Monday, 6/5/2023 - Monday, 7/3/2023

Who Manage, Who Leads Part Two: Mentor, Progress, Succeed is the second of a two-part series of four-week interactive programs, to introduce and continue educating existing managers and leaders to advanced theory and practice. 

Some managers face a continuum of managerial issues, tasks and nightmares on most average days. 

Managers see mission. Leaders see vision. To every leader you will have a manager and to every manager a leader. Issues in managing other staff, resources, and services, as well as leadership roles and expectations are daunting tasks. yes some leaders are born, but others can be trained. 

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Theories of management and leadership are explored and discussed
  • Understand the differences between leadership and management and gain insights in how to move from one role to the next and how to be both simultaneously
  • Tie in practical issues that present to manager and leaders, such as hiring, firing and suggesting corrections to existing behaviors among staff. 

Who Should Attend

This course also benefits those who have a great rsume, which expectedly leads to an interview-resulting in being hired into a coveted management spot. This course discusses advanced succession, mentorship, and promotion in hiring and selectoin. Managerial and leadership opportunities in between this spectrum range from those promoted into manager leader positions and those hired as manager leader positions.


Debra Lucas has been the Head of Reference, Instruction, and Interlibrary Loan at D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY, since 2002. She is the author of Marketing the 21 Century Library: The Time is Now, published by Chandos, an imprint of Elsevier. She has been an online instructor in Library Studies since 2012. She has multiple publications in such prestigious journals as Pharmacy (2021), International Journal of Nursing (2021), Library Leadership and Management (2020), Collaborative Librarianship (2011), the Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve (2009), and the Journal of Library and Information Science (2007).  Her book chapters appear in Middle Management in Academic and Public Libraries (2011) and the 21st Century Handbook of Anthropology (2010). Dozens of encyclopedia articles appear in the Encyclopedia of Power (2011), the Encyclopedia of Time (2009), the Encyclopedia of Anthropology (2005), and the 20th Century Encyclopedia of Pop Culture (2000). Additionally, she served as an editor for the Journal of Library Innovation. At D’Youville and in the surrounding communities, she routinely guest lectures in the field of librarianship and research (2007-). She graduated from the Western New York Library Resources Council Leadership Institute (2006-2007) and was a Leadership Institute Graduation Keynote Speaker (2009). She is a senate parliamentarian to the Faculty Senate of D’Youville, was awarded a Sabbatical in 2014, a Fellowship Award in 2015-2016, and was then promoted to full-librarian in 2016.



  • $129.58 for RUSA members
  • $188.10 for ALA members
  • $209.00 for non-ALA members
  • $141.08 for student members and retired members

How to Register

  • Online 
  • By Email: download, complete and email form (PDF) to registration@ala.org
  • By Mail: Download, complete and mail form (PDF) to American Library Association, ATTN: MACS/Online CE Registration, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 1300, Chicago, IL 60601

Tech Requirements

ALA uses Moodle for all online educational courses. It is hosted at http://ecourses.ala.og. Learn more about Moodle at www.moodle.org


Continuing Education Credit- A certificate of completion will be sent to each participant upon successful completion of a course.

Although this course is not CEU-certified, many licensing boards will accept it for credit. Requirements vary by state and school district regarding certification and continuing education credits. The decision to grant CEU credits remains entirely up to your state or school district. If you are in need of credits, check with your state and/or school district before enrolling to determine eligibility. Some states will review your certificate of completion and course description to determine eligibility. 


Questions about your registration should be directed to registration@ala.org. Technical questions about the course should be directed to Ninah Moore at nmoore@ala.org

Thank you and we look forward to your participation!