Be a Great Boss
9:00 am- 4:00 pm
Registration Includes Lunch at 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Sponsored by OLA Gold & SMART
In this pre-conference, Catherine Hakala-Ausperk, author of Be a Great Boss: One Year to Success, will share with attendees the tools and tips they need to be effective managers and leaders in their organization.
Build the skills and capacity of new or experienced library managers in all types of libraries.
Catherine Hakala-Ausperk is currently the Executive Director of the Northeast Ohio Regional Library System (NEO-RLS). A consultant and frequent speaker at national and state conferences, staff days and workshops, she has a passion for supporting, coaching and developing successful libraries, staff members and leaders. She is a 30-year public library veteran and an adjunct faculty member of Kent State University's School of Library and Information Science, where she teaches Management. She has been a contributor and guest editor for ALA - APA's Library Worklife and her first book, "Be a Great Boss: One Year to Success" was published in January, 2011, by ALA Editions. Her new book, "Build a Great Team: One Year to Success" was released by ALA Editions in April of 2013. Hakala-Ausperk is an Ohio Certified Public Librarian and an American Library Association Certified Public Library Administrator (CPLA).