Savage Chosen for Leading to the Future Program

Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)

June 18, 2016

Devin Savage, Assistant Dean for Assessment and Scholarly Communication at the Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago campus), has been selected as a participant in ALA’s fourth annual Leading to the Future program. Savage is one of 42 participants from all types of libraries across the U.S., and he is the only one from an Illinois academic or research library. The program is a four-day immersive experience for mid-career librarians who have shown the potential to move up to leadership positions, through past or current management experience, professional activities, and campus or community engagement. Under the guidance of ALA Past President Maureen Sullivan and library and leadership consultant Kathryn Deiss, participants will analyze hypothetical situations and real-world scenarios to better their understanding of the challenges facing libraries in the 21st century. Through these exercises and related discussions, participants will be able to create a broad-based network that can work collaboratively to address these challenges. Upon completing the program, participants should be able to take what they have learned back to their home libraries and use their skills and knowledge to work with the broader community of stakeholders, in order to improve library services for all users.

For more information on the program, and to see the full list of participants, go here.

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