Resources for Library Directors

Our newest Learning Pathway is designed to empower library directors with the knowledge and tools necessary to navigate the complex landscape of public library management. From tackling the nuances of trauma-informed approaches to fostering diversity within library collections, the pathway offers a comprehensive suite of learning materials. The inclusion of sessions led by seasoned experts from Niche Academy and other reputable sources ensures that library directors are receiving top-notch guidance that is both practical and transformative, aiming to create more inclusive, resilient, and forward-thinking libraries.

Four circles with imagery representing topics covered in the LearningPathway. Mental health, communication, outreach, and policy planning.

The pathway's structured approach to professional development addresses key areas such as mental health and wellbeing, DEI, conflict resolution, community engagement, policy planning, and much more! Each category is packed with lessons aimed at addressing the multifaceted challenges library directors face, ensuring they are well-equipped to lead their libraries with confidence, empathy, and a deep understanding of their community's needs.

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This collection of coursework joins our other Learning Pathways focused on supporting Academic Libraries, Public Libraries, and highlighting tutorials that review databases provided through JerseyClicks.