Catherine Hakala-Ausperk

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Catherine Hakala-Ausperk

Catherine Hakala-Ausperk has 31-years of public library experience and most recently was the Executive Director of the Northeast Ohio Regional Library System. Prior to that, she held multiple library positions, from circulation and reference to management and administration. Hakala-Ausperk 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! Energize Your Career at Any Stage (ALA, 2016). She is an adjunct faculty member at Kent State University’s School of Library and Information Science, where she teaches Management, and an instructor for The American Library Association’s “Certified Public Library Administrator” (CPLA) program, where she teaches Organization and Personnel Administration. The owner of Libraries Thrive Consulting, she assists in creating library strategic plans and she presents and trains around the country at conferences and staff days. Her passion is for supporting, coaching, and developing great libraries, successful staff members, and – especially – strong and effective leaders.