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Middle Managers Section: Best Practices for Building the Best Team

May 12, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

This is a panel discussion covering team building topics presented by speakers who are practicing middle managers in Adult Services, Circulation Services, Technical Services, and Youth Services.

  • Rebecca Bartlett, Head of Technical Services, La Grange Public Library
  • Carlen DeThorne, Head of  Adult Services, Grayslake Area Public Library District
  • Vicki Rakowski, Head of Youth Services, La Grange Public Library
  • Brittany Smith, Assistant Director and Head of Patron Services, Westmont Public Library

Some of the topics covered will include: job descriptions, interview questions, job postings, choosing between great candidates, red flags during the interview process, phone interviews vs. in-person, calling references and additional issues you wish to explore on this area. Bring your questions, share your ideas!


  • 9:00-9:25 am: Registration and Refreshments
  • 9:25-9:30 am: Announcements
  • 9:30 am-2:00 pm: Program

There will be a break for lunch, during which a tour of the library will be offered.

From 2:00-4:00 pm, there will be a Business and Program Planning Meeting. Any attendee interesting in joining the section to network with fellow middle managers and to help plan and offer programs, is welcome to attend this meeting!

Please note that there is a registration fee which includes lunch:

  • Members $30.00; Non-members $40.00.
  • For any special dietary requests, please notify as soon as possible and indicate on the registration form.

Please send the registration form and a check payable to LACONI, Inc.:


May 12, 2017
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Event Category:


LACONI Middle Managers Section


Poplar Creek Public Library
1405 S Park Ave
Streamwood, IL 60107 United States
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