Tuition: $2,800 per person
Application Deadline: March 9, 2017
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 dynamic times. The curriculum addresses several overarching questions:
“I have never been sad to leave a conference before, but I was today. I wanted to stay and continue to learn.” – Kristi Palmer, Digital Scholarship Team Leader, IUPUI University Library, Indianapolis
“I thought the program was wonderful. I particularly appreciated how much the sessions fully engaged us.” – past LLDA participant
“It was excellent — I appreciated having the time set aside to think and learn about these issues.” – past LLDA participant
Joseph Zolner is senior director of the Harvard Institutes of Higher Education (HIHE) and educational chair for the Management Development Program and Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians at HIHE. As HIHE senior 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.
Chris Bourg, director of libraries, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Michael J. Barker, Director of Academy Research, Information, and Library Services at Phillips Academy, Andover
Tom Blake, digital projects manager, Boston Public Library
David Ferriero, archivist of the United States
Emily Gore, director for content, Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)
Carla Hayden, 14th librarian of congress
Deanna Marcum, senior advisor, Ithaka S+R
Jim Neal, university librarian emeritus, Columbia University and President-Elect, American Library Association
Maureen Sullivan, past president, American Library Association (ALA) and Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL)
Qualified applicants are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis. Admission decisions will be made within three weeks of submission of a completed application. Early application is encouraged.
You will be asked to provide a personal profile and organizational information.
You will be asked to respond to two questions:
The program tuition includes all instructional materials and some meals. Participants receive a certificate of participation upon completion of the program.
Payment or a purchase order must be received within thirty days of program acceptance and prior to program start. Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses. While a purchase order confirms your reservation, an outstanding balance is maintained until payment is rendered.
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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.