For immediate release | September 17, 2010

2010 Women’s Leadership Institute registration opens

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is joining with 18 other higher education associations to offer the 2010 Women’s Leadership Institute, to be held Dec. 5-8, 2010, in Amelia Island, Fla. The early-bird registration deadline for the institute is Oct. 31, 2010. Complete program details, cosponsors and a link to registration materials are available at

The institute brings together mid-level administrators from across campus functions to share experiences and develop a better understanding of the campus as a whole. Attendees will have the opportunity to hone their leadership skills for working in a rapidly changing environment, develop a better understanding of the campus as a workplace and culture, share experiences with others about how campuses are adapting and adjusting to the new economic reality, create new personal networks and networking skills to better tap the higher education community and examine the unique roles, skills and relationships needed to lead as higher education faces and deals with the most challenging period in recent memory.

Held on beautiful Amelia Island off the coast of Jacksonville, Fla., the institute brings together women leaders from across higher education in a collaborative learning setting. Past participants report being gratified by the synergy of the conversations, the lessons learned and the renewed enthusiasm they feel for establishing greater collaboration with other units on their own campuses.

The Women's Leadership Institute, now in its fourth year, is co-produced by AASHE, ACCED-I, ACPA, ACRL, ACUA, ACUHO-I, ACUI, AFA, APPA, ASCA, CSHEMA, NACA, NACAS, NACUBO, NACUFS , NAEP, NASPA, NIRSA and NODA.

Direct questions on the Women’s Leadership Institute to Kathryn Deiss at or call (312) 280-2529.


The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is a division of the American Library Association (ALA) representing more than 12,000 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. ACRL is on the Web at, Facebook at and Twitter at @ala_acrl.


David Free