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Public Library Management


Whether you earned a library science degree or entered the profession from another career, this Professional Certificate program will help you take your career as a public library manager or director to the next level. With our team of professors and expert practitioners, you’ll hone your skills in budgeting and finance, personnel, diversity, identifying community needs, strategic planning, managing infrastructure, marketing, and grant writing.

The program will be taught through job-embedded assignments that will help make the learning relevant while strengthening your capabilities. Those who complete the program and earn the Professional Certificate will be well-prepared for public libraries’ common management responsibilities.


  • Josie Barnes Parker


  • Kristin Fontichiaro

    Clinical Associate Professor

  • Larry Neal


  • Lionel P. Robert

    Associate Professor of Information

Courses (8)