COSLA Launches Public Library Director 101 Series

Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) has launched a Public Library Director 101 video training series, complete with learner guide and resources for each module.

The four free, on-demand recordings introduces the many and unique facets of public library directorship for those who are new to the position or who are considering stepping into that role:

  • Your New Role discusses ethics, values, and leadership.
  • Community Relations introduces marketing, public relations, and outreach from the director perspective.
  • Planning and Project Management discusses essential steps in the strategic planning process, the benefits of strategic planning, and tools for successful project management.
  • Asset Management discussed managing the varied assets of library systems, including staff, buildings, collections, and budget.

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The Public Library Director 101 Series was produced through the COSLA Continuing Education Connector project and supported through funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. For more information, contact COSLA Executive Director Timothy Cherubini at

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