DC/SLA Radio is starting back up with their Library Leaders Series. First up is an interview with Blane Dessy, Executive Director of FLICC/ (Federal Library and Information Center Committee) Fedlink (Federal Library and Information Network) at the Library of Congress).
This is a two part interview. Heres a bit of information on Part 1 and 2 provided by Chris Vestal, DC/SLA 2011-2012 Communications Secretary, as seen on the FedLib liststerv:
Blane talks about how he started his library adventure. In fact, if you were going to make a movie about Blane’s career, a good title might be: Blane’s Excellent Adventure. He’s had such an interesting and successful career, it seems to us as if he’s been on a career-long adventure, culminating in his current position as the Executive Director of FLICC/ (Federal Library and Information Center Committee) Fedlink (Federal Library and Information Network) at the Library of Congress.
In this portion after a brief reintroduction Blane talks about what librarians can accomplish when they believe in themselves. He talks about different way’s he’s pushed his staff out of their comfort zones over the years, including turning some of his librarians into tv stars!
Other topics included knowing your organization’s culture, how to get buy in from your staff, advice for midcareer professionals, information about FLICC and Fedlink.
You can hear the Part 1 of this interview at:
You can listen to the Part 2 of this interview at:
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You can also check out this post about the interviews on the DC/SLA blog: DC/SLA Radio is Back!! With Library Leaders!!