Gain a deeper understanding of the leadership skills and strategies needed to lead and manage the contemporary academic library through challenging contexts.
How can I improve and deepen my leadership skills? How can I best nurture and lead a more diverse culture of high performance and engagement in my library? How well-positioned is my library to meet current and future challenges?
While these questions are critical ones for any academic librarian, they take on even greater importance in the context of a lingering pandemic and ongoing efforts to confront and act against racial injustice. The Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians applies important leadership concepts to the practical, day-to-day challenges of managing today’s academic library. Through this interactive program, you will gain knowledge, insights, and strategies that will improve your leadership capabilities and help your library succeed and thrive.
Designed to increase your leadership effectiveness and management capacity, the Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians is a five-day on-campus program that addresses the following topics:
- Contemporary Leadership Challenges (including anti-racism, social justice, and higher-ed changes)
- Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
- Leading Transformational Change in the Library
- A New Culture of High Performance and High Engagement
- Transformational Learning/Immunity to Change
The program begins with pre-program preparation and orientation (both virtual). The on-campus portion of the experience includes large group presentations, small group interaction, affinity and interest group conversations, and meaningful networking activities. It concludes with a virtual post-program follow-up session designed to apply key program concepts to the practical challenges you face within your library setting.
- Learn more about the factors that improve and inhibit your leadership effectiveness
- Increase your leadership effectiveness in ways that drive innovation and generate lasting impact
- Develop strategies to address short- and long-term challenges within your library
- Participate in meaningful personal reflection and professional renewal among a supportive community of colleagues