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​Kentucky Public Library Directors’ Toolkit

In public libraries, library directors assume a wide variety of duties in addition to being a leader in moving the library forward in our library world of constantly changing technology and circumstances.  To differing degrees, based on the size of the library organization, these duties will include operations of the library facility, management of personnel, oversight of finances, development and implementation of policies and procedures,  interaction and collaboration with numerous community organizations and local officials, advocacy for funding and support, planning for the future, and advising the library board on all facets of library business.

The resources provided on this page will help administrators in fulfilling these duties by supplying information and direction in each of these areas.  More detailed information and help is always available through your KDLA Regional Librarian. KDLA also provides a Monthly Report that is distributed to directors and trustees.

New Director Tip Sheet
Director's Starter Checklist
Facilities and Construction
Funding and Fiscal Operations
Statewide Services/Organizations
​Working With Your Board

If you have other questions regarding Kentucky public library administrator resources, contact Nikole Wolfe by email at or by phone at  502-564-1730