The elected representative, the director and the library

The article presents the results of an investigation by means of interviews of elected representatives (deputy mayors) and directors of cultural services in local communities into the skills that they expect of library directors. Over and above the team management aspect, elected representatives and directors of culture define such a director as first of all having the responsibility of implementing a policy that focuses on a territory allotted to a community. This should then be incorporated in the general cultural policy of the community and establish links with the other institutions. In the end the library is defined as a place of life and animation, having to acquire a presence on this territory.