Tuition: $2,800 per person
Gain both conceptual insight and practical knowledge on how to function as an effective library leader within rapidly changing societal and institutional contexts.
Library Leadership in a Digital Age brings together faculty experts, policymakers, and library leaders to consider the current state and future direction of the profession. During the program you will identify fundamental changes occurring in the field of knowledge management and consider their implications for libraries, information services, and library leadership.
As a participant, you will examine how new technologies are redefining the teaching/learning process and develop practical strategies for leading libraries more effectively during uncertain and evolving times. The curriculum addresses several overarching questions:
“I have never been sad to leave a conference before, I was today. I wanted to stay and continue to learn.” —Kristi Palmer, Digital Scholarship Team Leader, IUPUI University Library, Indianapolis, IN
“I thought it was wonderful. I particularly appreciated the degree to which the lectures fully engaged with us in the sessions.” —past participant
“It was excellent—I appreciated having the time set aside to think and learn about these issues.” —past participant
Joseph Zolner is senior director of the Harvard Institutes of Higher Education, educational chair for the Management Development Program and Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians at HIHE. As HIHE Director, he is responsible for the quality, relevance and variety of professional development programs offered by the Harvard Graduate School of Education for the higher education community. Previously, Zolner served as Director of the Graduate Management Institute at Union College, NY and Director of the Graduate School of Business Administration at Northeastern University, MA.
Tom Blake, digital projects manager, Boston Public Library
Dan Cohen, founding executive director of the Digital Public Library of America
David Ferriero, archivist of the United States
Howard Gardner, The John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education, HGSE and adjunct professor of psychology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University
Maura Marx, deputy director of library services at the Institute of Museum and Library Services (Washington, DC)
John Palfrey, head of school at Phillips Academy (MA) and former vice dean for library and information resources at Harvard Law School. John’s most recent book is BiblioTech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google
Maureen Sullivan, consultant; Past President, American Library Association and Association of College and Research Libraries
Ann Thornton, vice provost and university librarian, Columbia University (NY)
Qualified applicants are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis. Admission decisions will be made within 3 weeks of submission of a completed application. Early application is encouraged.
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The comprehensive tuition includes all instructional materials and refreshments. Participants receive a certificate of participation and a letter confirming clock hours of instruction.
Payment or a purchase order must be received within thirty days of program acceptance and prior to the program start. Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses. While a purchase order confirms a reservation, an outstanding balance is maintained until payment is rendered. If funds are unable to be processed within these guidelines, a documented payment plan is to be sent via mail, e-mail, or fax, and received two weeks prior to the program start date.
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The Harvard Graduate School of Education reserves the right to change faculty or cancel programs at its discretion. In the unlikely event of program changes, the school is not responsible for non-refundable travel arrangements or other planning expenses incurred.
The Harvard Graduate School of Education affirms the right of all individuals to equal treatment in education without regard to age, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, handicap, national origin, or any other factors that are extraneous to effective performance. The Harvard Graduate School of Education will accommodate anyone with disabilities.