Monday, March 06, 2023

New Albrecht Blog Post on Library 2.0 - "So You Want to Become a PIC? (Person in Charge)"

We've just posted a new blog post by Dr. Albrecht in our "Library Service, Safety, & Security" section of Library 2.0"So You Want to Become a PIC? (Person in Charge)."
Some people know right away they want to be in charge at their jobs, often as soon as they get them or soon after. They see their personal career path ahead of them and their current job may be right where they want to be - already in a director, manager, or supervisor position - or they know how they want to go about getting into one of those leadership roles. Other employees just like doing what they were hired to do and have no desire to ever become a supervisor or manager.
How should you go about preparing your successful move from a staff position to the PIC (Person in Charge) position at your library? Follow these three career development steps...
You can read the full post here

Dr. Albrecht's twice-monthly Library 2.0 podcast and blog posts are available for free, as are: access to 48,000 other library professionals, our regular mini-conferences, and all the conference recordings. We also offer a series of Dr. Albrecht paid webinars and recordings which are available for individual or group viewing here.


    Since 2000, Dr. Steve Albrecht has trained thousands of library employees in 28+ states, live and online, in service, safety, and security. His programs are fast, entertaining, and provide tools that can be put to use immediately in the library workspace with all types of patrons.

    In 2015, the ALA published his book, Library Security: Better Communication, Safer Facilities. His new book, The Safe Library: Keeping Users, Staff, and Collections Secure, was just published by Rowman & Littlefield.

    Steve holds a doctoral degree in Business Administration (D.B.A.), an M.A. in Security Management, a B.A. in English, and a B.S. in Psychology. He is board-certified in HR, security management, employee coaching, and threat assessment.

    He has written 25 books on business, security, and leadership topics. He lives in Springfield, Missouri, with six dogs and two cats.

    His professional webite is at


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