Library Trends 43 (1) Summer 1994: The Library Director


Library Trends 43 (1) Summer 1994: The Library Director. Edited by Irene B. Hoadley.

This issue of Library Trends came about one day when it occurred to the editor that what a director did today was very different from what they had done five, ten, or more years ago. Had the role of a director evolved into something different without it even being evident? I believe it has changed significantly. The articles in this issue address defining the role of the library director in the 1990s. The diversity of how individuals chose to address the question of what a director does says something about the roles of library directors. The role of the library director has been expanded, politicized, changed, and complicated, but it is a role that many continue to seek because of its status and its rewards. Library directors as a group have the most potential to influence the profession because, more than any other group, they are in a position to make things happen.

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