ACRL to offer ACRL/Harvard Leadership Institute

Contact: Margot Sutton


ALA News Release

For Immediate Release

January 2002

ACRL to offer ACRL/Harvard Leadership Institute

Academic libraries exist in a constantly changing environment, with many new challenges and opportunities. New demands on academic libraries call for fundamental shifts in leadership know-how. In response to these challenges, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is collaborating with the Harvard Institutes for Higher Education to offer the popular ACRL/Harvard Leadership Institute in Cambridge, Mass., August 4-9, 2002.

Learn among the leaders and trendsetters in academic library administration

At the ACRL/Harvard program, you will be among your fellow leaders in academic librarianship. The institute is designed for directors of libraries and individuals in positions such as associate university librarian, assistant dean, vice president of information resources, university librarian and college librarian. Attendance also would be useful for individuals regularly involved in decision-making that affects the entire library operation and other important relationships on campus.

Increase your capacity to lead and manage

Find out if your organization is well-positioned to meet current and future challenges and discover if your own leadership is effective. Harvard Institutes for Higher Education faculty will give special attention to such issues as: leadership; organizational strategy; transformational learning; and planning.

Registration materials and more information about the institute are available on the Web at (Under programs, select "Higher Education," then scroll down to ACRL Leadership Institute.) Registration spots will fill quickly. Don't forget to register early to ensure you have a space.

Questions? Contact 800-545-2433, ext. 2519; e-mail:

ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic librarians. ACRL's 11,000 members are comprised of individuals from a wide range of academic institutions, publishers and vendors who sell in the academic marketplace. ACRL enhances the effectiveness of academic and research librarians to advance learning, teaching and research in higher education. More information about ACRL's programs and services can be located on the
Website. ACRL is a division of the American Library Association.