Dana Vanzanten is the manager of advocacy and community development for the St. Thomas Public Library in Ontario, Canada. Prior to taking on this role, she worked as both a library assistant and a library services coordinator at STPL. Vanzanten earned both a B.A. and an M.A. in Philosophy and is currently enrolled in the Master of Library and Information Science online program at the San José State University School of Information.
A Day in the Life of a Leader: Part 1
Manager, Advocacy and Community Development, St. Thomas Public Library, Ontario, Canada
Chief Executive Officer, St. Thomas Public Library, Ontario, Canada.
Friday, March 23, 2018
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am Pacific Time
Location: Online via Zoom URL: join live session
Please join the co-chairs of the iSchool's Leadership & Management Program Advisory Committee, Drs. Susan Alman and Cheryl Stenstrom, at 10:00 a.m. PDT for the first in a four-part series on pursuing a career in leadership as an information professional.
Each speaker will be sharing their perspective on the most important responsibilities and attitudes for leaders, as well as ways they suggest students can practice leadership skills while they’re still in grad school, or early in their careers.
This session will feature Dana Vanzanten and Heather Robinson from the St. Thomas Public Library in Ontario, Canada.
Individuals requiring real-time captioning or other accommodations should contact Dr. Sue Alman as soon as possible.
Heather Robinson has been employed with the St. Thomas Public Library in Ontario, Canada for 20 years in a variety of roles including manager of children’s and teens’ services, manager of fundraising and community development, public services librarian and she was seconded to be project coordinator for a renovation of the library building in 2011. Robinson started her career in libraries as a page in London, Ontario when she was 14 and went on to work in libraries in Toronto and Kingston, Ontario after she graduated from library school. She was the Ontario Library Association’s Children’s Librarian of the Year in 2004.