Retirement… relocation… illness… often, trustees don’t like to think about replacing the library director, yet every year a number of NEKLS library boards are faced with that challenging decision. I would like to extend my personal invitation to attend Searching for and Selecting a Library Director on November 13th at the NEKLS system office. This is a unique and important opportunity for a number of reasons:

  • Over one-third of the current library directors in NEKLS public libraries have been hired within the past five years. In a number of cases, library boards have needed to hire more than one library director within a three-year period. Therefore it is quite possible that any library board may be faced with this important and challenging task.
  • We have a one-time opportunity for training on this topic from prominent national experts in library director searches who also are familiar with the circumstance of libraries in our area: JoBeth Bradbury, former NEKLS consultant, and Dan Bradbury, former director of the Kansas City Missouri Public Library and Rolling Hills Public Library. The Bradburys own and direct Gossage Sager Associates, a top library executive search company, and advise library boards throughout the United States in library director searches.
  • Trustees may use this workshop to meet the library board training requirement in the NEKLS accreditation standards for either 2010 or 2011.

I hope to see many of you there!


A Free Brunch and Training Session for Library Trustees facilitated by Dan and JoBeth Bradbury

Saturday, November 13th
9:00-11:30 a.m.
Northeast Kansas Library System (NEKLS) Administrative Headquarters
4317 W. 6th St.
Lawrence, KS 66049

This is a free workshop, but registration is required. Registration deadline is November 11. NEKLS is an accessible facility. Please let us know when you register if you require special accommodations.

Questions about this program? Contact Brenda Hough, NEKLS Continuing Education Consultant; (785) 838-4090