Working Effectively with the Library Director



The role of the Board, the role of the library director, and how to communicate effectively with each other.

Working Effectively with the Library Director covers the role of the Board, the role of the library director, and how to communicate effectively with each other. Learn about strategic planning, board meetings, an emergency communication plan, and how to create a sustainable and effective working relationship.

Deirdre Brennan, Executive Director, of Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS)This course is led by Deirdre Brennan, Executive Director, of Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS). Brennan is the 2016 recipient of the Illinois Library Association's (ILA's) Atkinson Memorial/Demco Award. The award recognizes an individual, group, program, or institution for sustained activity and contributions having a lasting impact on librarianship. Before joining RAILS, Dee was Executive Director of the Oak Park Public Library and served as Chief of Public Services at the Boston Public Library where she managed statewide services for 103 libraries of different types. She has long been active in Illinois library issues, including co-chairing the Future of Illinois Library Cooperation initiative that has had a lasting impact on resource sharing efforts statewide.