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Tuesday, March 7, 2023 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST
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2233 Park Avenue
Suite 402
Orange Park, FL 32073

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Finding Your Leadership Pathway - NEFLIN HQ (03/07/23)

There are multiple pathways to leadership. From team supervision to executive positions, the wide array of possible career paths creates a rich leadership opportunity.

Join leaders from across the region to share in an afternoon of exploration, self-reflection, and networking, all focused on mapping your leadership development journey.

Learning objectives include:

  • Assessing your starting point
  • Identifying a leadership destination
  • Anticipating road blocks and detours
  • Developing leadership growth strategies
  • Reflecting on the journey 


Trainer: Douglas Crane

Doug Crane began his career with the Palm Beach County Library System as a children’s librarian in 1998. He was appointed Library Director in 2014, and has spoken at national conferences on topics such as office productivity and leadership. Doug is the author of the articles, “May I Ask You a Question? Lessons Learned from Interviewing Public Library Leaders”; “Efficient Librarianship – A New Path for the Profession” and “Go For It! Advice From Library Directors” all published in Public Libraries magazine.  In 2021, Doug was honored as the Florida Librarian of the Year by the Florida Library Association, where he currently serves as Vice-President. He shares his musings at www.efficientlibrarian.com.

In his spare time, he admires his collection of Doctor Who [youtube.com] sonic screwdrivers, and relaxes at home with his wife, daughter, dog and cat.

Cost: NEFLIN classes are free of charge for Florida library staff. Registration is required for all classes and NEFLIN members get priority.

This project was funded either under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services or the Library Cooperative Grant program. Florida’s LSTA and LCG programs are administered by the Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services. 

For FY2022-23, the total state and federal budgets for NEFLIN's programs are $688,109. 42% of the total costs ($288,109) are supported by federal funds, and 58% of this program ($400,000) is supported by state funds.