Open Letter to Apply for IRRT Sponsorship of the 2009 Emerging Leaders Institute

Dear IRRT Members,

For the second year in a row ALA is sponsoring an Emerging Leaders institute. The institute is designed for young and new librarians to get on the fast track to ALA and professional leadership. IRRT would like to encourage interested IRRT members to apply.

To apply you must meet the following requirements:
1) ALA member, and
2) Young (under 35 years) or new librarians of any age with fewer than 5 years post-MLS experience, and
3) Recent MLS degree from an ALA or NCATE accredited program or in an MLS program currently, and
4) Able to attend both ALA conferences and work virtually in between, and
5) Ready to commit to serve on an ALA, Division, Chapter, or Round Table committee, taskforce or workgroup upon completion of program
Applications for the Emerging Leaders institute are due by August 15, 2008. 

Apply online at:

IRRT Sponsorship Guidelines:

IRRT has again committed to provide a $1,000 stipend for a promising IRRT member to attend the institute. In order to participate in the selection process for IRRT sponsorship, applicants should submit a copy of their Emerging Leader application to xxxxxxxxx, by August 1, 2008. The IRRT Executive Board members will review the applications and select an individual by Friday, August 10. 

Please note that if you do not receive IRRT sponsorship, you are still eligible to participate in the institute. A selection committee representing all types of libraries read the remaining applications and chose additional candidates for the program.

Please contact xxxxxxxxxxxx, if you have questions.


IRRT Executive Board