Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Leadership Institute Graduation
The seventh class of the Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute graduated on July 29, 2011, during ceremonies at the R.A. Gray Building, home of the Florida Division of Library and Information Services.
The Institute is one of several strategies developed to cultivate and enhance the leadership skills of Florida’s library staff. This year-long comprehensive series of sessions focuses on developing diverse leaders to serve in administrative roles at local, regional, state and national levels, as well as re-energizing staff currently employed in the library profession.
39 participants completed this year’s ten month Institute. These library staff who represent public, academic, special and school libraries, were chosen from applicants statewide. Each participant was paired with a mentor, who offered them guidance throughout the year. The Institute has received nationwide recognition for its focus on mentoring and developing library leaders.
A list of this year’s Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute graduates and mentors can be found online at http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/bld/leadership/participants.cfm.