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Bonnie Imler selected for competitive new American Library Association Leadership Institute

Friday, August 8, 2014 - 435 hits

Bonnie Imler, director of Penn State Altoona's Robert E. Eiche Library, is 1 of only 38 librarians selected from a highly competitive national pool to participate in Leading to the Future , a four-day immersive leadership development program for future library leaders offered in August by the American Library Association (ALA).

The selection committee looked for a diverse participant mix based on type of library (public, academic, school, or special library), professional responsibility, geography, gender, and race/ethnicity, as well as demonstrated leadership potential, readiness for increased responsibility, professional achievement, and community or campus involvement. Participants are expected to return to their library equipped with new skills for leading, coaching, collaborating, and engaging within their organizations and in the communities they serve, and prepared to identify, develop, and implement solutions which benefit everyone.

Led by leadership experts Maureen Sullivan (2012–2013 ALA President) and Kathryn Deiss (Content Strategist for the Association of College and Research Libraries), the institute takes place August 10-14 and is designed to help participants develop and practice their leadership skills so they can better help the libraries and the communities they serve thrive in a future that promises continued turbulence and uncertainty.

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