On Friday, September 12, from 10 am to 11 am, the New York State Library will offer a webinar entitled, "Basics for New Public Library Directors." The presenter will be Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Coordinator for Library Sustainability for the Mid-Hudson Library System in Poughkeepsie, New York.
Please join us for this introductory webinar on the basics of being a public library director in New York State. This webinar is intended as a jumping-off point, to aid a new public library director in New York State to get the "lay of the land" both in the library and within the New York library community, to understand the basics and to get down to the business of providing quality library service to the community.
Rebekkah Smith Aldrich is the author of the Handbook for New Public Library Directors in New York State. A frequent national presenter on topics ranging from the management and governance of public libraries to sustainable funding and public library facilities, Rebekkah has assisted public libraries of all types in New York since 1998. She has served the New York Library Association as a Councilor-at-Large, President of the Leadership & Management Section
(LAMS) and as a long-time member of the Legislative Committee. Learn more about Rebekkah.
The primary audience for this webinar is new public library directors, but others are welcome to attend. The webinar will count as continuing education for New York State Public Librarian Certification. For those who are unable to attend the live webinar on September 12, the webinar will be archived on the State Library's website at a future date.
The URL for the webinar session is http://ellum2.nyit.edu:80/join_meeting.html?meetingId=1336518011664
Registration is not required.
Before the session, users can click this link to determine if their pc meets the minimum requirements for Blackboard Collaborate
Please contact Amy Heebner, Library Development Specialist, Division of Library Development, New York State Library if you have any questions about the webinar.