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Kate Hall

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Connection to Illinois: Hall has been a library director at the New Lenox and Northbrook Public Libraries in Illinois.

Biography: Kate Hall has been a library director since 2010, first at New Lenox and now at Northbrook Public Library in Illinois. After nearly 20 years in libraries, Kate has held numerous library leadership positions and has worked with Kathy Parker on the successful Director's University program that has taught more than 100 new library directors what they need to know to run a library. Kate is active on many boards, including serving previously o the Illinois Library Association Executive Board and as President on the Board of Directors for the Reaching Across Illinois Library System.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers


Selected Titles

The Public Library Director's Toolkit
ISBN: 083891859X OCLC: 1079412270

ALA 2019

Starting a new library as director can be daunting-- and there are things you need to know that will make success easier to achieve. Hall and Parker have compiled a basic toolkit to being the director of a public library, no matter what size. They provide suggestions to help you build your own toolkit, and include sample documents and forms that you can use immediately. -- adapted from introduction