It is official- the applications for all roles in ILEAD USA have been posted on WebJunction at: http://www.webjunction.org/partners/illinois/il-programs/ileadusa/ilead-usa-ohio.html.
ILEAD USA is a program that teaches librarians to work with each other using participatory and emerging technologies to solve a clear problem in their community.
- We are looking for three different types of people to make ILEAD USA a success:
- Team Members: We are looking for 5 teams of 5 individuals to make up the participants for the ILEAD USA 2013 program. Teams are made up of individuals who have identified a community problem and are interested in learning how to use technology to solve that community need. You can review videos of team projects from iLEAD U (Illinois, 2011) to give you an idea of previous projects. Teams must be made up of individuals representing at least two different library types and at least three different libraries. Teams must apply as a single entity. This means that you will need all five of your team members and a project idea before submitting your application. If you need assistance creating a team or developing your idea, please contact Katie Campbell. Individuals interested in becoming team members can attend an informational webinar on October 24, 2012 at either 10:00 am or 3:00 pm. This webinar will be recorded if you are unable to attend.
- Mentors: Each team will have a mentor to guide them through the ILEAD USA program. Mentors are individuals who are experienced in the library world and who are able to act as a resource for their team members. Individuals interested in becoming mentors can attend an informational webinar on October 22, 2012 at either 10:00 am or 3:00 pm. This webinar will be recorded if you are unable to attend.
- Instructors: Instructors will lead sessions during the in-person portion of the ILEAD USA program in March, June and October of 2013. Instructors will be selected based on their skill and experience teaching concepts and their experience integrating technology and project management ideas in the library world. Individuals interested in becoming instructors can attend an informational webinar on October 25, 2012 at either 10:00 am or 3:00 pm. This webinar will be recorded if you are unable to attend.
iLEAD USA will be held March 26-28, June 18-20 and October 22-24 in 2013. Team members and mentors must commit to attending all three sessions of ILEAD USA. Your commitment also involves time devoted between the three sessions to working on your project with your team.
The only costs associated with ILEAD USA are the costs of your travel to Mt. Sterling, Ohio. The remainder of the costs of this program (lodging, meals and materials) are covered by an Institute of Museum and Library Services Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian grant.
Librarians have needs in their communities that can be solved by working with other librarians and by utilizing technological advances. ILEAD USA is a program that helps librarians learn:
- To identify those needs;
- To work with other librarians to solve community problems; and
- To use the participatory technology necessary to improve their communities.
We will be hosting a National Day of Application on November 1, 2012 from 11:00-1:00 via Adobe Connect. The National Day of Application will be a chance for you to walk through the ILEAD USA applications and get your questions answered. Additional information about the National Day of Application (including the link to the online meeting) will be released soon.
Contact Katie Campbell (Kcampbell@library.ohio.gov) at the State Library of Ohio with any questions regarding ILEAD USA. Applications are due no later than December 14, 2012 at 5:00 pm. Team members and mentors will be announced January 25, 2013. Instructors will be announced after the curriculum for the ILEAD USA program has been finalized.
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