Adult Services Managers of Larger-Sized Public Libraries


Open to managers, department heads and supervisors of adult services units or similar service areas in public libraries with populations between 50,000 and 80,000 (and up). We meet to network and discuss a wide range of issues, including: multi-level management, material formats, innovative services, reorganization and re-spacing, joint conference proposals, flexible technology, patron education, strategic thinking, etc.

Please join us if you fit this description! We welcome your input and company.


Quarterly meetings on the 3rd Friday of the following months: February, May, August, November from 10am-noon. We meet at various libraries. Special note: due to Covid-19, we are meeting via Zoom more frequently. Contact Mary Williams at for meeting dates and times.

2020 dates:

7/24/20, 2pm via Zoom

Feb. 21, 2020 at Oak Park Public Library/cancelled

May 15, 2020 at Arlington Heights Memorial Library/postponed

August 21, 2020 at Schaumburg Township District Library/postponed

November 20, 2020 at Oak Lawn Public Library/postponed


If you are interested in participating, please click on this link to become a member and to subscribe to the email list: For information about this group, please email Mary Pasek Williams, Adult & Young Adult Services Department Head at Oak Lawn Public Library at

Library Types: 
Member Networking Group
Geographical Area: 
Burr Ridge