April 9 Learning Live teaches “A Practical Guide to Evaluating Your Library Director”

Part of a Trustee’s responsibility is to evaluate the library director, yet many organizations do not have an annual review procedure in place. During this Learning Live, library Trustees will acquire the tools needed to conduct an annual evaluation. This session is designed with the understanding that many Trustees do not have HR experience. We’ll offer practical strategies and tools to effectively assess the performance of library directors, with insight from a variety of library stakeholders. Trustees will gain the knowledge and confidence they need to conduct meaningful evaluations of their library directors. Especially when things are going well!


Maura Deedy is the principal of Local Librarian Consulting, with over 17 years of experience in municipal and state government. Maura has worked with a variety of library organizations, from small and rural to large and urban, library networks, and library associations. Previously, she was the Library Advisory Specialist for the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, a state library agency, and held management roles at public libraries in Arlington (MA) and Weymouth (MA). Maura has served on the United for Libraries board since 2019, and also serves on ALA’s Committee on Library Advocacy.

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