CHICAGO — The American Library Association’s (ALA) Emerging Leaders (EL) program is still accepting sponsors for the 2014 class of Emerging Leaders. Completed Intent to Sponsor form (PDF) should be submitted to the program coordinator, Beatrice Calvin by Friday, April 5, 2013.
In order to sponsor an Emerging Leader participant, organizations or individuals must commit to providing financial support of at least $1,000 ($500 per conference) for each Emerging Leader selected as your individual participant. Sponsors can be any unit of ALA, including divisions, round tables, chapters, affiliates or a state association as well as any individual.
The ALA Emerging Leaders program is a leadership development program that enables newer library workers from across the country to participate in problem-solving work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA structure and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity. It puts participants on the fast track to volunteerism on ALA committees as well as other professional library-related organizations.