October 7, 2015

Colorado: Jamie LaRue Leaving Director Position at Douglas County Libraries

Jamie LaRue told his staff at the library earlier this week that he would be leaving his position at the library and then blogged about his decision to move on yesterday.

He’ll stay at the helm for another 90 days and then will move work as a consultant, speaker, etc.

In His Words

LaRue writes:

 I’ll be moving full time to writer, speaker, facilitator, workshop leader, consultant. A lot of what I do is immediately applicable to libraries. But much of what I’ve learned is applicable to a much larger world. My particular interests: leadership training and development (especially for those emerging Millennial generation hires), the management of hiring processes for executives, strategic planning, and – this is key – consultation for the institutions (of ANY size) who are about to do something big.

Read the Full Text of Jamie LaRue’s Blog Post

Btw, LaRue also notes that the director position at Douglas County, CO Libraries is now open. Here’s the position listing.

About Jamie LaRue

LaRue’s work/leadership has gained a lot of attention in recent years especially in the area of ebooks/libraries and indepenedent publishing. Here are a few posts to learn more about him and his work. We’ve also included a link to a column he wrote for Publisher’s Weekly.

Congrats to Jamie LaRue and good luck as you transition to your new job. See you “on the road”.

Hat Tip/Thanks: @mattrweaver

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