As President of the B. A. David Company, David has devoted his entire professional life to helping librarians build better communities. A lifelong student of leadership studies, his research and work in the area of library leadership began in 2002 as Program Director at the Leadership Institute at Syracuse University. Since then, he has worked with many of today’s top library leaders, facilitating programs at over 175 libraries throughout the U.S., Canada, and Australia. Over 10,000 librarians have attended his leadership and professional development programs.
And when he’s not facilitating a professional development program, you’ll find him in a library working with librarians, one-on-one, helping them achieve their ultimate goals through all-staff development, organizational and leadership development, strategic planning, and community and civic engagement.
In addition to his ongoing in-the-field activities, David also co-founded, developed, and continues to serve as the lead instructor for the Pennsylvania Library Association’s Academy For Leadership Studies. In 2012, he teamed up with Library Journal and created and developed what has become the Library Journal Professional Development program. He also speaks at numerous state, national, and international conferences throughout the year.
He is also a facilitator for The 5 Essentials for Creating Community-Centered Libraries.