GLA/Carterette Webinar on June 7: “Advancing into Academic Library Middle Management”May 13, 2017
(via Gwen Gregory, IACRL Past President)
The Georgia Library Association will host a webinar in its Carterette Series, “Movin’ on Up: Advancing into Academic Library Middle Management”, on Wednesday, June 7, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CST. The webinar will address several main issues related to career advancement into middle management. Can an academic librarian who has only worked on the front lines compete with those who have supervisory experience for middle management positions? What traits are hiring committees looking for in middle managers for public services, especially in applicants with no prior supervisory experience?
This webinar presents the findings of a qualitative study consisting of interviews with academic librarians who have served on hiring committees for middle-management positions, and with public services librarians who have recently made the transition from the front lines to their first supervisory position; and an analysis of the preferred and required qualifications in job ads for middle-management public services positions in academic libraries from the last five years. The presenters use these results to provide guidance on the steps frontline academic librarians can take in order to successfully translate their abilities, knowledge, and skills into their first supervisory position.
Presenter Megan Hodge is a Teaching & Learning Librarian at Virginia Commonwealth University. A former ALA Emerging Leader, Megan currently serves as an ALA Councilor-at-Large and is a doctoral student in educational research and evaluation. Presenter Nicole Spoor is the Business Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She currently serves as the Leadership Development Director for ALA New Members Round Table and is a doctoral student in educational leadership.