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Leadership, administration, and management section

Our Mission: Developing leaders, building skills, and creating networks.

Board Members 2019-2021

Brandy Hamilton, Chair

Regional Library Manager, Wake County Public Libraries

Will Ritter, Vice-Chair / Chair Elect

Library Director at Greensboro College and Director of the College's Center for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning

Elizabeth Novicki, Past-Chair

Director, Salem Academy & College Libraries

Amy Mason, Secretary / Treasurer

Library Branch Manager, Wake County Public Library System

Marlan Brinkley, Director-at-Large: Programs & Events

Library Director, McDowell County Public Library System

Meghan Wanucha Smith, Director-at-Large: Membership & Marketing

Health and Human Services Librarian, UNC Wilmington

Mary Abernathy, Director-at-Large: Newsletter

Discovery & Delivery Librarian, Salem College

Jennifer Hanft, Liaison to NCLA Leadership Institute (appointed by Chair)

Education and Instruction Librarian, State Library of North Carolina

Suchi Mohanty, Strategic Planning Advisor (appointed by Chair)

Head, Undergraduate Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Photo of LAMS Past-Chair Elizabeth Novicki at NCLA Conference 2017LAMS Past-Chair Elizabeth Novicki at NCLA Conference 2017 in Winston-Salem, NC. Photo by Elizabeth Novicki.

Upcoming events

NC LIVE Leadership Development Workshop

Friday, October 23, 2020,  9:00 am - 3:15 pm EST

NCLA along with the Leadership, Administration, and Management (LAMS) Section is pleased to partner with NC LIVE on virtual workshops for library leaders. Guest facilitators will share their knowledge on specific leadership competencies and guide you through common leadership challenges. Whether you are in a leadership position already, or aspire to be, consider registering for an upcoming Leadership Development workshop. Is there a local library leader that you'd like to suggest as a session facilitator? Send a message to 

Register here:


9:00 - 9:45 Introduction 
10:00 - 11:00 First Time Manager
Joel Ferdon, Stanly Community College
11:15 - 12:15 First Time Manager
David Hisle, East Carolina University
1:00 - 2:00 First Time Manager
Michelle Hildreth, Wake County Public Library
2:15 - 3:15 Early Career Librarian Networking Hour
Amelia Midgett-Nicholson, NC LIVE
* Limited to 15 participants*

Can't make it? See dates of other NC LIVE Virtual Workshops:

Past events

NC LIVE Leadership Development Workshop
Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 9:00 am - 3:15 pm EST

Managing Workplace Anxiety
Thursday, October 8, 2020, 1:00 - 2:00 pm EST

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