Leading the management of your organization involves many moving parts and people. From the development of your library's mission and vision, to strategy implementation and daily operations, leading your library team and serving as an organizational leader in your community requires ongoing improvement and innovation.
Self-paced courses and webinar recordings on this topic are freely available in the WebJunction Course Catalog.
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May 18, Library Safety and Security: A Holistic Approach
Publish Date: News / 18 May 2023
This session will present a holistic approach for creating safe environments, through strong community relationships, inclusive policies, and empowered staff.
Creating a Restorative Library Culture
Publish Date: Webinar / 22 March 2023
Learn about restorative justice and restorative practices, and how to build relationships that can help to address and repair harm done.
Meeting Global Challenges with Collaborative Leadership
Publish Date: News / 1 February 2023
Each year, the Global Council has selected an area of focus to help concentrate efforts around a challenge facing libraries around the world. This important work spans not only geographic regions, but all types of libraries, and provides opportunitie...
Resources for Social Work and Library Collaboration
Publish Date: News / 28 November 2022
Library staff are known for their resourcefulness and commitment to adapting to help community members in need. But as the scope of library services has expanded to address complex social needs that aren’t being met elsewhere, it can feel overwhelmin...
Resources for Helping Unhoused Patrons
Publish Date: News / 10 November 2022
Libraries are central to our communities, as places where anyone is welcome to gather, connect, and learn, but for some members of our community, they represent much more than that. For many people experiencing homelessness, the library might be the ...
Community-Led Planning for Equitable, Responsive Services
Publish Date: Webinar / 15 September 2022
Learn about community-led planning strategies and how to apply them to create highly relevant, inclusive services for, and with, your community.
Redefining Public Libraries in a Post-Pandemic World: Key Resources from Urban Libraries Council
Publish Date: News / 5 July 2022
While public libraries and their communities across North America continue to grapple with the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the collective strength of libraries continues to endure and grow. Public libraries have proven during these ch...
Resources on Book Challenges and Intellectual Freedom
Publish Date: News / 24 May 2022
Across the United States, there are increased reports of book challenges from community members, which have led to very public and heated discussions. As public library leaders and staff consider how to prepare for similar local challenges, being pro...
Book Challenges and Intellectual Freedom: Proactive Planning for Public Libraries
Publish Date: Webinar / 24 May 2022
This webinar explores ways for libraries to be proactive in developing and sharing policies and procedures around book challenges.
We Can't Go It Alone: Community-Centered Collaborations during COVID-19
Publish Date: Webinar / 5 May 2022
Representing a variety of cultural heritage institutions, presenters will share their experiences with partnerships and networks during the pandemic.
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