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
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.
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.
- An In-Depth Look at the Work of Jamie LaRue, Douglas County (Colorado) Libraries Director (June 29, 2013)
LaRue is profiled in Governing magazine.
- Give ’em What They Want? (March 29, 2012)
by Jamie LaRue (via 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
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.