Kate Hall is the Executive Director of the Northbrook Public Library after serving as Director at the New Lenox Public Library. In her decade as library director, Kate has been very active in regional library systems and the Illinois Library Association. She is currently chairing Director’s University, an intensive training for new Illinois Public Library Directors. She is the co-author of The Public Library Director’s Toolkit published by ALA Editions in Spring 2019.
Kathy Parker was the director of the Glenwood-Lynwood Public Library District from 2002-2018 after serving as Assistant Director at the Harvey Public Library. She has worked in public and private libraries for over 40 years in nearly every department and co-founded Director’s University. After retiring in June 2018, Kathy launched the kathyparker consulting firm which provides training to trustees and new directors. She is the co-author of The Public Library Director’s Toolkit published by ALA Editions in Spring 2019.