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by on November 12, 2015

In Episode 1, PLA Manager of Publications Kathleen Hughes talks to new library director Douglas Crane (Palm Beach County, Florida, Library System). Prior to and during his first year of serving as a library director, Crane embarked on a project to interview long-time public library directors to learn more about the job and to try and determine what makes a great library director. Join us to find out what he learned…

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Resources Related to this Podcast:

Interviewee: Douglas Crane, Director, Palm Beach County System (FL) — email: CraneD@pbclibrary.org

University of Georgia Courses — Carl Vinson School of Government (Introductory Budget & Capital Improvements Programs)

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The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
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Valerie Gross
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Article in November/December “Public Libraries” May I Ask You A Question by Douglas Crane
– Available in end of December 2015

Persons Interviewed for the Research (Bold & Italics = mentioned in Podcast)
Director, Executive Director, or President & CEO:
John J. Callahan (Retired) – Palm Beach County Library System (FL)
Izabel Cieszynski – Newport News Public Library System (NJ)
Gene Coppola – Palm Harbor Public Library (FL)
Kim Fender – The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (OH)
Melanie Huggins – Richland Library (SC)
Christian Kruse – Live Oak Public Library (GA)
Brett Lear – Sonoma County Library System (CA)
Pat Losinski – Columbus Metropolitan Public Library (OH)
Richard MacDonald – Stoughton Public Library (WI)
Christopher Murray – Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach (FL)
Skye Patrick – Broward County Library System (FL)
Steve Potter – Mid-Continent Public Library (KS)
Siobahn Riordan – The Free Library of Philadelphia (PA)
Lance Werner – Kent District Library (MI)

Assistant Director
Michelle Boisvenue-Fox – Kent District Library (MI)
Sharon Hill (Retired) – Palm Beach County Library System (FL)

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