How do you lead a small library, strengthen local identity, collaborate with larger libraries, and improve workflow with a small staff that does it all? Learn how to effectively navigate this gauntlet.
Learn the essential characteristics of small libraries
Recognize the various and distinct roles of a library director in small libraries
Differentiate between the leadership and the management of an organization
Identify resources and determine best practices
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Amy Pekar was the Director at Castleton Public Library from January 2011 until November 2014. In November, 2014, she became the Digital Services Librarian at the Voorheesville Public Library. Her library career began in 2005 at SUNY Oneonta's Milne Library when she decided to pursue her MSIS at SUNY Albany. She has worked in public, academic, and research libraries, and has a passion for communication and community building.
AnnaLee Giraldo is the Director of the Kinderhook Memorial Library since April 2011. She began her career in Reference Services at larger, urban libraries, first at the Crandall Public Library in Glens Falls, and later at the Albany Public Library. Her passion has always been with public libraries with a focus on excellent customer service and user experience.