Thank you for your interest in the American Library Association (ALA) Leadership Institute. The Institute will be on hiatus in 2022. During this time, member leaders from ALA and Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, will evaluate all aspects of the program - its learning objectives, audience, format, location, and relevance - and propose a redesigned Institute to develop and support future library leaders. As this process moves forward, we want to hear from you, whether you are a past participant, a future attendee, or just passionate about leadership education. Please send any comments or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As we look to the future, we also celebrate the success of the previous Institutes, and thank previous presenters, Maureen Sullivan, past ALA, Kathryn Deiss, Library and Leadership Consultant. Their dedication and continuous development of the program resulted in hundreds of future library leaders being prepared for new roles in their libraries.
Previous Format of the ALA Leadership Institute
The Institute is a unique 4-day immersive leadership development program for future library leaders. It 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.
Photo: 2019 Leadership Institute Participants
Click here to view participants from previous years.