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Catherine Hakala-Ausperk is an author and national library consultant with 32-years’ public library experience in everything from public service to management and administration. She also teaches for Kent State’s iSchool, as well as for the American Library Association’s Certified Public Library Administrator (CPLA) Program, The Public Library Association, the Urban Library Council, InfoPeople, and multiple other associations and organizations.  Hakala-Ausperk is active speaking, planning and consulting in libraries around the country. She is also the author of three books: Be a Great Boss: One Year to Success (ALA, 2011), Build a Great Team: One Year to Success (ALA, 2013), and Renew Yourself! A Six-Step Plan for More Meaningful Work (ALA, 2017). She is currently writing several new books in her new “Leadership Solutions Planner” series. Her passion is for supporting, coaching, and developing great libraries, successful teams, and – especially – strong and effective library leaders.