>Do you aspire to be a library director? Are you interested in learning
>what it takes to be a library director? Have you wondered what trustees
>are looking for in a director?
>These questions and others will be answered at session entitled
>"Recruiting and Retaining a Library Director" at the Second National
>Leadership Institute Up the Leadership Ladder. This program, part of the
>ALSC/ALTA conference, features William R. Gordon, Executive Director
>of the ALA and former director of the Prince George's County (MD)
>Public Library, and Patricia Fisher and Pat Turner, trustees at the
>Baltimore County (OH) Public Library.
>This is your opportunity to get the inside word on what trustees are
>looking for in a director and to offer input from a librarian's
>those embarking upon a search for a director.
>The program will cover the following areas:
>*Policies for selecting a library director
>*Procedures and strategies for the process
>*Timelines and milestones for the process
>*Tips for retaining an ideal director
>The program will take place on Saturday, October 31, 1998 and is part of
>a full schedule of events for the ALSC/ALTA/RUSA Library Institutes
>taking place October 29-31 in Indianapolis. The cost for the three day
>institute is $295 for ALSC, ALTA or RUSA members; $345 for ALA
>members; and $395 for non-members. Registration includes Thursday
>dinner, Friday lunch, two breakfasts and a reception, plus materials.
>For more information about the entire program contact Stephanie Anton
>at 1800/545-2433 ext. 2164 or via email at [log in to unmask] Or visit our
>website at http://www.ala.org/events/institute98.html.