The American Library Association (ALA) Leadership Institute is a unique 4-day immersive leadership development program for future library leaders led by past ALA President Maureen Sullivan and Library and Leadership Consultant Kathryn Deiss. The institute includes a structured learning track and the opportunity for individual development.
The selection committee reviews applications to select a participant mix based on type of library (public, academic, school, special, etc.), organizational responsibility, geography, gender, and race/ethnicity. This selective process is based on demonstrated leadership potential, professional achievement and community or campus involvement. Particular attention will be given to applicants’ personal statements as well as those of their references. In addition, applicants must meet the following criteria:
Selected participants are mid-career librarians ready to assume a higher administrative or managerial role, with some history of community or campus involvement.
- Date: August 2-6, 2020
- Location: Hilton Oak Brook/Chicago Conference Center and Resort in Oak Brook, Illinois
- Registration Cost: $1,650 (includes training, materials, lodging, meals, and a one-year membership to the Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA))
Photo: 2019 Leadership Institute Participants