Applications for 2017 ALA Leadership Institute Due April 13

Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)

March 19, 2017

(via the American Library Association) 

Applications for the 2017 “Leading to the Future” ALA Leadership Institute (August 7-10Q Center, St. Charles, Illinois) will be accepted through Thursday, April 13. The institute is designed to help future library leaders develop and practice their leadership skills in areas critical to the future of the libraries they lead.

Building on the success of the past ALA Leadership Institutes, the four-day immersive leadership development program for up to 40 mid-career librarians will be led again by ALA past-president Maureen Sullivan and library and leadership consultant Kathryn Deiss.

The application form, in addition to details and guidelines, is available on the “Transforming Libraries” website. Applicants may nominate themselves or be nominated by their employer. Participation includes a free one-year membership in LLAMA (Library Leadership and Management Association).

Through reflective and active learning, the institute offers participants an opportunity to delve into leadership practices, concepts, and frameworks, and to shape their own sustainable leadership vision and ethos, at the same time as building a learning community and network. With content based on real-world cases and nuanced situations, participants explore topics related to the greatest challenges and possibilities of leading into a future marked by turbulence and ambiguity.

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