What you'll learn

  • 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

Course description

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, and Transformational Learning/Immunity to Change.


Past President, American Library Association and Association of College and Research Libraries
Member of the Faculty of Education, Librarian and Director of the Monroe C. Gutman Library

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