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New Public Library Director Information and Resources: Further Information For New Library Directors

A consolidation of information for new public library directors in South Carolina..

Further information for new Library Directors

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Leadership and Politics


  • Get a quick perspective on your new job by reading the Urban Libraries Council Leadership Brief: Library Leaders Owning Leadership (PDF).
  • Public Libraries Podcast from PLA: In Episode 1, PLA Manager of Publications Kathleen Hughes talks to new library director Douglas Crane (Palm Beach County, Florida, Library System). Prior to and during his first year of serving as a library director, Crane embarked on a project to interview long-time public library directors to learn more about the job and to try and determine what makes a great library director.  Episode 1 runtime app. 20 minutes.

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  • Sign up for the Listservs that interest you personally and professionally.  NOTE:  Public library directors have access to two important lists established uniquely for them.  The SCAPLA list is maintained by the Association of public Library Directors (APLA).  New directors will be contacted with an invitation to join this list.  The PUBLIBDIR list is used by the State Library to communicate with directors.  Your contact information will be automatically added to this list.
  • Check out the Social Media in South Carolina outlets and information.
  • Take a look at the South Carolina State Library MORE Newsletter.

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