It’s the cold/flu/stomach bug season here, and I have three young children. Enough said. Thankfully, we’re healthy for the moment!
I’m writing today to share a new and very exciting project (and one that AmaLat Consulting is helping to coordinate). The New York State Library has opened up registration for ILEAD USA, a FREE leadership immersion program for all types of librarians in New York State. The deadline to put a team together and apply is January 25, 2015.
Here is some info from the website:
During 2015, the New York State Library, in partnership with the New York Library Association and the Mid-York Library System, is collaborating with state library agencies from Illinois, Delaware, Maine, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, and Wisconsin to implement ILEAD USA – a nationwide leadership immersion program utilizing web technologies, expanding library staff’s leadership skills and their ability to use participatory technology. Participants work in teams to address an identified community need and will be assisted by mentors/instructors in developing a successful project.
See http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/ilead/index.html for more details and the online application.
Also to note, we are looking for team mentors and instructors. See the above link for those applications as well, or feel free to contact me.
This is a truly unique opportunity for librarians to work together to meet community needs in new and innovative ways. It is also a program that has been well-received and very successful in other states.
I invite you to check it out!