Podcast episode 49: Barbara Walters and the community-building magic of our libraries
My guest this episode is Barbara Walters, the executive director of the North Central Regional Library. Walters brings a strong relationship building and community service mindset to the position. She’s a fervent believer in the power of creating community partnerships and working with individual communities to make the maximum positive impact.
Walters sees the role of the library system as something far beyond being a place of checking out books. First and foremost, libraries are a place where members of the community gather to learn and grow. So if you think libraries are an antiquated concept in this digital age, think again.
Walters is not only passionate about the mission of the library system but she also brings a strong focus on playing to the strengths of the staff. Humble, dedicated and visionary leaders like Walters are becoming the norm in North Central Washington. I hope you enjoy our conversation