Department: Business services
Business Services Manager
Leander A. Croker is the Business Services Manager for Durham County Library, with fourteen years of library experience. Prior to joining Durham County Library, Leander spent the early part of her career in academic libraries at North Carolina A&T State University and Johnston Community College.
Leander is focused on building Durham County Library’s Entrepreneurial Education and Support programming in three ways:
- Financial and business literacy programming;
- Professional development for key library staff through the national learning collaborative, Strengthening Libraries as Entrepreneurial Hubs Cohort; and
- Intentional local partnerships.
This multifaceted approach is nurturing entrepreneurs, strengthening staff capacity to deliver high-quality services, and positioning the library as a relevant and active partner in the Durham entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Leander knows that access to information can change lives and that librarians play a pivotal role in that exploration.