NCLA 2016 Leadership Institute

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Cultivating and Inspiring NC Library Leaders

September 15-18, 2016 in Black Mountain, North Carolina.

The Institute is an intensive four-day residential event that will take place at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, NC. Participation in the Leadership Institute requires attendance at a one-day follow up session to be held on April 7th, 2017. Download the Instructions for Applying, Application Materials & Selection Process for more information.

Members of the 2016 cohort are also expected to participate in the 2017 NCLA Biennial Conference, October 17, 2017 in Winston-Salem.

Mission of the Institute

The mission of the North Carolina Library Association (NCLA) Leadership Institute is to create opportunities for learning and skill building in leadership and mentoring.  The Institute will cultivate an improved understanding of self and others, while inspiring participants to serve in leadership roles within the profession at local, state and national levels.

Watch this video by NCLA's Reference & Adult Services Section (RASS) about the Institute:

... and check out answers to our Frequently Asked Questions about the Institute.

Eligibility for the Institute. You must be 

  1. A member of North Carolina Library Association and
  2. Currently employed by a North Carolina library.  Identification of section memberships may lead to scholarship opportunities.

Cost of the Institute is $400. This includes registration, housing and all meals. NCLA staff will make reservations for all Institute participants.  Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and break snacks are included as part of the Institute experience. Participants and/or their libraries are responsible for transportation to and from the Institute. 

It is preferred that institutional support be provided for attendees, but some libraries are unable to pay the $400 tuition for the Institute, plus related expenses during the program. Therefore, NCLA sections/roundtables may offer scholarships to section members.

Interested? Download Instructions for Applying, Application Materials & Selection Process. Application deadline is May 2, 2016.

The Leadership Institute is sponsored by North Carolina Library Association and the State Library of North Carolina

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