The Recipe for Leadership Success

May 13, 2015

In this Demco-sponsored webcast Catherine Hakala-Ausperk, from Libraries Thrive Consulting, joins Demco’s Director of Library Engagement, Janet Nelson, to discuss time-proven professional development ideas for leadership success. Whether you have just been promoted to a leadership position or would like to be in one in the future, there are always tips and tricks that can help you to further develop your skills. We have all met great leaders, worked for great leaders or sometimes known their evil twins. For anyone — and everyone — who wants to be a great leader, a very simple recipe of awareness, key qualities and ongoing development can be your pathway to success.

We will discuss:

  1. The ingredients that make a great leader
  2. Direction for developing your skills and learning new things
  3. Developing priorities and having fun along the way
  4. Sharing your skills and developing others

Ideas and approaches will be shared to spark even more thought around how you can grow and develop as a leader. Catherine will happily discuss her experience as a leader and in training other library leaders.


Catherine Hakala-Ausperk

Catherine Hakala-Ausperk

Catherine Hakala-Ausperk is a 31-year public library veteran, with experience in everything from direct customer service to management and administration. Now an active library planner, speaker and trainer, she is also the author of Be a Great Boss: One Year to Success (ALA, 2011), Build a Great Team: One Year to Success (ALA, 2013), and the upcoming Renew Yourself! A Six-Step Plan for More Meaningful Work (ALA, January 2017). Hakala-Ausperk also teaches for Kent State University's School of Library and Information Science, the American Library Association's Certified Public Library Administrator Program (CPLA), InfoPeople and more. She also writes Demco's Library Advice blog. As the owner of Libraries Thrive Consulting, Hakala-Ausperk helps libraries create exciting strategic plans, she keynotes and presents at conferences and she facilitates workshops and academies around the country. Catherine's passion is for supporting, coaching and developing great libraries, successful team members, and – especially – strong and effective library leaders.


Janet Nelson

Janet Nelson

Janet is the former Director of Library Engagement and Solutions at Demco. She managed and developed relationships with key industry leaders to understand changing library trends and services.