PLA announces Wharton School Fellowship Award recipient

Contact: Louisa Worthington


PLA, Marketing Manager


312-280-5024

lworthington@ala.org

NEWS


For Immediate Release


March 3, 2009

The Public Library Association (PLA) has awarded Brian A. Bannon, chief of branches for San Francisco (Calif.) Public Library, a PLA Leadership Fellows scholarship for the Leading Organizational Change program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

The Leadership Fellows program offers PLA members who are public library managers a chance to attend executive leadership training at some of the best universities in the United States. The programs were reviewed and chosen by the PLA Leadership Taskforce because they focus on teaching management concepts not generally learned in a library school setting. This was the first year for the PLA Leadership Fellows program.

Fellows will be asked to share their experience at a PLA program and provide input to the Leadership Taskforce in an effort to help shape a comprehensive leadership development program for PLA. More information about the Leadership Fellows can be found online at
http://www.pla.org/ala/mgrps/divs/pla/plaawards/Leadership/index.cfm.

PLA is a division of the American Library Association. PLA’s core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve. Its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services.