Apply for ACRL/Harvard Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians scholarship

Contact: Margot Conahan
ACRL
(312) 280-2522
mconahan@ala.org

NEWS
For Immediate Release
February 9, 2010 

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the availability of a scholarship to support participation at the 2010 ACRL/Harvard Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians. The scholarship covers the cost of tuition ($2,600) and a $1,500 travel stipend. In support of ACRL's commitment to librarians serving diverse communities, the scholarship is for individuals currently working in historically black colleges and universities, tribal colleges or universities or those employed at Hispanic serving institutions. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is March 3, 2010. Complete details and a link to the online application form are available at http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/leadershipinstitute.cfm.

Scholarship applicants must be current ACRL members employed at a historically black college or university, at a tribal college or university or at a Hispanic serving institution. Applicants will submit a brief, written statement that describes how participation in the institute will contribute to their leadership development or define three ways in which the institute will help improve their leadership effectiveness. Applicants must also demonstrate that they have support from their institution to attend by submitting a brief statement from their supervisor, manager or library director.

The ACRL/ Harvard Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians provides important leadership concepts and applies them to the practical challenges of leading and managing within the contemporary academic library. The curriculum addresses three areas—planning, organizational strategy and change, and transformational learning. The overarching goal of the institute curriculum is to increase participants’ leadership and management capacity.  Complete details about the program are online at http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/leadershipinstitute.cfm.
Direct questions to Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org or (312) 280-2522.

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ACRL is a division of the American Library Association, representing more than 12,500 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments.