2008 Women’s Leadership Institute accepting applications

ACRL is partnering with six higher education associations to offer the 2008 Women’s Leadership Institute, to be held from December 7-10, 2008 in Amelia Island, Fla. Application materials are now available and are due by September 25, 2008.

Be a part of this special institute for women seeking to become leaders in higher education administration. The unique program brings together mid-level administrators from across campus functions to share experiences, develop a better understanding of the campus as a workplace and culture, and create new networks and networking skills. Through presentations, small group exercises and discussion, participants will gain a practical understanding of what it takes to be a leader on a college or university campus—both the challenges and the rewards. The program explores the unique roles, skills and relationships needed for success as the landscape of higher education changes over the next decade.

The Women’s Leadership Institute is designed for directors of libraries and those who report directly to them in positions such as associate university librarian or assistant library dean. The program will also be useful to other campus administrators involved in senior-level decision making affecting the entire library operation and involving other important relationships on campus.

Space in the institute is limited to ensure adequate participation from each partnering association. ACRL members must apply through the ACRL Web site by September 25, 2008.

Registration fees are $775 (ACRL member) and $885 (non member), and include general and concurrent sessions, program materials, two dinners, two lunches, brunch and two continental breakfasts. Institute participants will stay at the Ritz Carlton Amelia Island, where a discounted rate of $159 per night has been secured for the program.

Complete program details and a link to the online application form are available at http://www.acrl.org/ala/acrl/acrlevents/womensleadership.cfm.

Today is the registration deadline for the ACRL/LAMA Institute

Today is the deadline to register ACRL/LAMA Joint Spring Virtual Institute, “Leading from the Middle: Managing in All Directions.” Registration materials must be submitted by the close of business today (Wednesday, April 23).

The Institute, offered by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and the Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA), will be held April 29-30, 2008. The ACRL/LAMA Joint Spring Virtual Institute will offer a forum for the exploration of issues and challenges facing middle managers and leaders. The Institute will feature live, interactive webcasts and asynchronous online poster sessions, allowing for convenient scheduling and flexibility. Programs will address issues of management and leadership, including developing library professionals, inspiring change, interim appointments, library 2.0 transformation, innovation and more.

Complete descriptions of the institute programs and learning outcomes are online at http://www.acrl.org/ala/acrl/acrlevents/springvirtualinstitute.cfm. Programs will be archived for viewing on-demand after the institute.

Technical requirements: Minimum technical requirements include an Internet-ready computer with Java Runtime Environment/Web Start and speakers. A microphone is strongly recommended.

Registration: Registration materials are online at http://www.acrl.org/ala/acrl/acrlevents/springvirtualinstitute.cfm. Registration materials are due by the close of business on Wednesday, April 23, 2008.

Registration fees are ACRL or LAMA member: $135; ALA member: $175; Nonmember: $205; Student: $75; Group rate – up to seven individuals at one institution: $400; Group rate – eight individuals or more at one institution: $900.

Questions about the ACRL/LAMA Joint Spring Virtual Institute should be directed to Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org or by phone at 312-280-2522.

ACRL/ LAMA registration deadline approaching

April 21 is the registration deadline for the ACRL/LAMA Joint Spring Virtual Institute, “Leading from the Middle: Managing in All Directions.” The Institute, offered by ACRL and the Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA), will be held April 29-30, 2008.

The Institute will feature live, interactive webcasts and asynchronous online poster sessions, allowing for convenient scheduling and flexibility. Programs will address issues of management and leadership, including developing library professionals, inspiring change, interim appointments, library 2.0 transformation, innovation and more. All institute programs will be archived for viewing on-demand after the institute. Additional information and registration materials are online at http://www.acrl.org/ala/acrl/acrlevents/springvirtualinstitute.cfm. Send questions to Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org or 312-280-2522.