• Rebecca L. Mugridge

    Catholic Library World

    The Public Library Director’s Toolkit is written in a clear and cogent style that makes even sometimes dry topics interesting. The Public Library Director’s Toolkit would be a valuable purchase for any public library professional, aspiring directors, or students interested in public library work.

  • Carolyn Mulac


    In this carefully crafted handbook, two seasoned professionals share a career’s worth of helpful advice. An easily digested feast of practical wisdom sure to appeal to aspiring library directors as well as those currently in the position, especially if they are new to the job.

  • Kelly Durov

    Youth Services Manager,
    Northbrook Public Library

    This book is for anyone aspiring to be a library director, new to a director position, or a seasoned director looking for a new perspective on the many common tasks directors share. Both insightful and practical, this will be a resource you find yourself returning to for advice again and again!

  • Andy Kim

    Library Director,
    Glencoe Public Library

    Kate and Kathy have written the go-to book for library directors that are hesitant to ask for guidance and help. Their book is chock full of the information that every library director needs to find themselves on even and solid ground with his or her peers.

  • Joe Filapek

    Director of Continuing Education and Consulting,
    Reaching Across Illinois Library System

    This book is an invaluable resource for anyone new to being a public library director. Regardless of the size or structure of the library, Kate and Kathy have written a book that encompasses the major components of being director and does so in a way that is easy to follow and engaging to read.

  • Susan Dienes

    Crete Public Library

    Wow! What a great resource for library directors, whether you’re new to the job or in need of a refresher. The Public Library Director’s Toolkit is full of the practical information missing from most Library Science graduate programs. This book will be on my “Ready Reference” shelf, for sure.

  • Courtney Young

    Avon Public Library

    Too often, a new library director is handed the keys and told "good luck" with very little guidance. This book contains some of the larger scale items every new director should be aware of as well as a variety of other information that will be worthwhile reading for the overwhelmed new director!