Responsibilities, Tips, Techniques Shared with New Library Directors

Twenty-five new library directors from across New Jersey convened at the NJ State Library Talking Book & Braille Center to learn more about State Library services and better perform in their jobs.

NJ State Librarian Mary Chute welcomes new directors to the training.

Welcomed to the training by NJ State Librarian Mary Chute, the new directors were introduced to members of the State Library staff who described their roles, the responsibilities of their sections, and what programs, services and assistance are available to the new directors and their libraries. The workshop featured essential information for new library directors, and served as an opportunity for new directors to learn the basics about their responsibilities, and to network with other new directors throughout the state.

Key topics presented included library law, public relations, working with trustees, strategic planning, staff management, budgets and purchasing, as well as updates on the Library Construction Bond Act, the Statewide Technology Study and the NJ/Delaware Digital Public Library initiative.

Training for new directors is a yearly program of Library Support Services.

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