Middle managers are the liaisons between their employees and library administrators. Apropos to their title, these managers may feel
caught in the middle as they attempt to hear and listen to both sides and adapt. A manager’s ability to successfully work with
administration as well as foster a rapport with their direct reports is a crucial driver of success in libraries. This course is designed to
help the first-time library manager gain a foundation to successfully manage from the middle.
Instructor: Jodie Borgerding
Jodie Borgerding is the Consulting & Education Services Manager. She oversees the development of training opportunities and provides direct consulting services to Amigos members. Jodie has experience in association management, staff development, and academic libraries.
Prior to joining Amigos, Jodie served as the Instruction Librarian and Subject Liaison for Webster University in St. Louis, MO. She is also a past-president of the Missouri Library Association, and is an active member of the American Library Association and Association of College & Research Libraries. Jodie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Missouri State University and a Master of Library Science degree from University of Missouri-Columbia.