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  • 1.  Seeking advice on library leadership institutes

    Posted Dec 08, 2023 09:04 AM

    Hello LearnRT members!

    I'm co-chairing our Maryland Library Leadership Institute planning committee and we're working on revamping our program with the intention to re-launch in 2025. We've done a stakeholder survey and have collected some great input, which will help us focus on the curriculum content to be covered at the institute. One of our next steps will be to draft a request for proposals.

    My question is really about who is currently doing this kind of work nationwide as a consultant and facilitator. If you have names of experienced people who have a track record of successfully coordinating and facilitating statewide/regional library leadership institutes, we'd appreciate knowing about them.



    Joseph Thompson
    Director of Public Services
    Carroll County Public Library

  • 2.  RE: Seeking advice on library leadership institutes

    Posted Dec 11, 2023 09:58 AM

    We use Cathy Hakala-Ausperk from Libraries Thrive Consulting for our leadership academy in Indiana. She's a great speaker and can tailor information to your exact needs. I've gone through the leadership academy as part of the cohort and, most recently, as a mentor librarian for the cohort. Both were enjoyable and informative. www.librariesthrive.com



    Courtney Brown

    Southeast Regional Coordinator

    Professional Development Office

    Indiana State Library

    140 N Senate Avenue

    Indianapolis, IN 46204




  • 3.  RE: Seeking advice on library leadership institutes

    Posted Dec 11, 2023 01:57 PM

    Thanks for this recommendation, Courtney!