Part two – So you want to be a Director of Library and Archives? Reflections from the first twelve months.

So where do I begin? A thank you seems like a good starting place. Thank you to everyone who gave me really positive comments on my previous post. Especially on how you could relate to the challenges that I reflected on in the first four months of my new role at that time, and how it allowed you to feel like you are not alone in this. Some of you mentioned that it was brave of me to openly say that I don’t have all the answers and how it would make others feel about me. My response on that is no body really has all the answers and if we, as leaders, can not admit that, we will not be able to listen, understand, and appreciate the comments and feedback we receive from our users and our staff fully. So what has changed in the past eight months. I would say quite a lot. Most importantly, something clicked with me during the end of my sixth month in this role. I am not sure if I can explain this very well but it is a lot to do with confidence that comes with doing things. In summary, I felt

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