Webinar: Leadership – Challenges and Rewards with Doug Crane

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Date(s) - 03/04/2020
2:00 pm CST - 3:00 pm CST

What does it take to be a leader? To be blunt, leadership is not easy. In fact, it may not even be right for you! Discover the challenges and rewards of leadership in this webinar. Participants will learn:

  • The reasons why you should NOT become a leader
  • The special aspects of leading in a government or non-profit organization
  • The hidden rewards of leadership (it’s not just about promotions)
  • Six starter tips for the leadership path

Doug Crane is the Director of the Palm Beach County Library System. He started in Palm Beach as a children’s librarian in 1998 and soon moved his way up the organization. He was appointed system library director in 2014 and has led the system to numerous awards, including an Urban Library Council Innovation Award. The Public Library Association recruited him as their first podcast speaker in 2015. He is also the author of the articles “May I Ask You a Question – Lessons Learned from Interviewing Public Library Leaders,” published in the Nov/Dec 2015 issue of Public Libraries; “Overcoming the Email Blues,” published in the December 2017 issue of Learning Exchange, the Newsletter of the Learning Round Table of the American Library Association; and “Efficient Librarianship: A New Path for the Profession,” published in the Nov/Dec 2017 issue of Public Libraries. He currently serves as the Chair of the State Library Council of Florida and is Past President of the Southeast Florida Library Information Network (SEFLIN).


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For FY2021-22, 70% of the total costs for the PLAN Continuing Education program ($220,000) is supported by federal money, and 30% of this program ($92,991) is supported by state money. The total budget of the project is $312,991.