Catherine Hakala-Ausperk is an author, speaker, and trainer with over 30-years of public library experience in everything from direct customer service to library management and administration. In addition to being a part-time instructor at the iSchool, she also teaches for the American Library Association’s Certified Public Library Administrator (CPLA) Program, The Public Library Association, ALA’s eLearning Solutions, the Urban Library Council, InfoPeople, and multiple other organizations. An active speaker, planner, and consultant in libraries around the country, she is the author of eight books: Be a Great Boss: One Year to Success (ALA, 2011); Build a Great Team: One Year to Success (ALA, 2013); Renew Yourself: A Six-Step Plan for More Meaningful Work (ALA, 2017); and a unique series of “Leadership Planners,” including Future-Proof Your Team; Win ‘Em Over; Dynamic Discipline, and Hot Ticket Meetings. Her newest book, Be a Great Leader: One Year to Success, will be released in 2020. You can see her full resume at https://standardresume.co/CatherineHakala-Ausperk.
M.L.S., Kent State University, B.A., Kent State University, CPLA, American Library Association, 2009
Be a Great Boss: One Year to Success (ALA, 2011)
Build a Great Team: One Year to Success (ALA, 2013)
Renew Yourself: A Six-Step Plan for More Meaningful Work (ALA, 2017