Upcoming Session

Am I Doing This Right? Advice for First Time Managers

Wednesday, June 22, 2022
2pm Eastern (11am Pacific | 12pm Mountain | 1pm Central)


Becoming a manager is an exciting but also daunting transition. As first-time managers, we are faced with many new opportunities which may seem more like challenges, especially if we are new to the library system, have recently received a promotion, or struggle with imposter syndrome. In this webinar we will discuss strengths-based leadership, how and what to delegate, strategies for self-care, time management tips, and more.

About the Presenters

Kaya Burgin (kaya.burgin@chpl.org) is the Branch Manager at Avondale Branch Library of the Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library. In 2015, Kaya was named an ALA Emerging Leader. Kaya is passionate about the role libraries play in enriching their communities.

Sondra Presley (Sondra.presley@chpl.org) is Senior Branch Manager of the Price Hill Branch Library at the Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library. In 2021, Sondra was awarded the OLC Diana Vescelius Emerging Leader Award which recognizes Ohio’s library leaders of tomorrow. While she loves books, her focus is supporting and developing staff to ensure they can serve customers of all backgrounds and socio-economic experiences.

To register for the online event

  1. Go to registration page: https://tinyurl.com/carterettewebinar062222
  2. Complete and submit the form.
  3. A URL for the event will be emailed to you immediately after registration.
  4. If asked for a password to attend the webinar use 0000.

Can’t make it to the live show? No worries! The session will be recorded and available on the Carterette Series Webinars site for later viewing.

Please contact a member of the Carterette Series planning team with questions or programming suggestions!

About the Carterette Series Webinars

The Carterette Series Webinars (CSW) was named to honor one of our founding members, Pat Carterette.

In June of 2010, members of the Georgia Library Association and the Georgia Public Library Service launched this educational webinar series. The series highlights trends, innovation, and best practices in libraries. The free sessions are open to interested parties from all geographic (and astral) locations. Topics are chosen to be of interest to students and employees from all library types, and each session is approved for one Georgia continuing education (CE) contact hour.

Webinar Archives

With the permission of the presenters, Carterette Series Webinars are recorded and posted in our archives within two weeks of the live presentations. Continuing education (CE) credit is not provided for viewing the recording of a webinar.

Please visit our archived sessions page to find recordings of previous Carterette Series Webinars.

Contact the Planning Team

For assistance or more information, please email us at carteretteserieswebinars@georgialibraryassociation.org

Carterette Series Webinars Planning Team

  • Kimberly Boyd
  • Ashley Dupuy
  • Emily Williams