Immerse yourself in technology and leadership training through a new program offered by the State Library of Ohio.
The State Library of Ohio is pleased to announce that the Illinois State Library has received a $470,000 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to expand ILEAD U nationwide. Next year, ILEAD U becomes ILEAD USA. Twenty-eight five-member teams in Illinois, Colorado, Iowa, Ohio, and Utah will attend three three-day, in-person sessions over the course of nine months. These teams will consist of librarians from different libraries and different types of libraries working together to help their patrons.
ILEAD USA will be held March 25–28, June 17–20, and October 21–24, 2013. The sessions will be held simultaneously in each of the five states, with plenary sessions broadcast live on streaming video. In-person sessions, virtual meetings and activities will allow participants to
- Hone their newly acquired skills;
- Experiment with participatory technology tools; and
- Continue communication with the ILEAD USA network of participants.
We will be providing additional details and announcing registration information later this year. In addition to attendees, we will be seeking mentors, instructors and support from the whole Ohio library community. Applications to participate at all levels will be available Fall 2012. If you have questions about ILEAD USA, please contact Katie Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614.644.6889.