Photo of ILEAD USA - Ohio 2017 Participants

ILEAD USA Ohio

ILEAD USA – Ohio is a biennial program that teaches librarians to work with each other, develop their leadership skills, and use participatory and emerging technologies to solve a clear problem in their community.

ILEAD USA – Ohio fosters the development of team projects over a nine-month period through a combination of three face-to-face meetings and intermittent online sessions. At the end of nine months, each team presents their project with the goal of either sustaining these projects as ongoing library programs or directly applying the knowledge gained to future collaborative projects.

Class of 2017 ILEAD USA – Ohio pictured above.

Are you interested in a program to encourage Ohio library staff at all levels and from all library types to meet 21st century needs with interactive participatory tools in a fun and casual environment? Do you want to be involved in a project that will develop your leadership and project management skills? Are you up to the task of problem-solving using marshmallows, cardboard boxes and other random items? Then ILEAD USA – Ohio is for you.

ILEAD USA – Ohio is a team-based library leadership program that teaches librarians to work with each other, develop their leadership skills, and use participatory and emerging technologies to solve a clear problem in their community.

Team Members:  We are looking for up to 5 teams of 4 to 5 individuals to make up the participants for the ILEAD USA – Ohio 2019 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. Preference will be given to teams that are 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 four or 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 Evan T. Struble at estruble@library.ohio.gov or 614-752-9178.

FAQ’s

WHEN: ILEAD USA – Ohio will be held March 19-21, June 11-13 and October 22-24 in 2019. Team members must commit to attending all three sessions of ILEAD USA – Ohio.  Your commitment also involves time devoted between the three sessions to working on your project with your team.

WHERE :Mohican State Park & Lodge, in Perrysville, Ohio

HOW: The only costs associated with ILEAD USA – Ohio are the costs of your travel to/from Mohican State Park & Lodge.  The remainder of the costs of this program (lodging, meals and materials) is paid for by the State Library of Ohio and OhioNET, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

WHY: 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.

Click here to download the ILEAD USA – Ohio 2019 application.

Contact Evan T. Struble (estruble@library.ohio.gov) at the State Library of Ohio with any questions regarding ILEAD USA – Ohio.  Applications are due no later than January 31, 2019 at 5:00 pm.   Team members will be notified of acceptance in early February 2019.

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Announcing the ILEAD USA – Ohio 2017 Participants

February 15, 2017The State Library of Ohio is pleased to announce the 2017 participants in ILEAD USA – Ohio. Teams, mentors, and instructors from Ohio have been selected for the year-long program. ILEAD USA is a multi-state program designed to help library staff understand and respond to user needs through the application of participatory technology tools, all while developing their own library leadership skills.  Wisconsin and Pennsylvania are also participating in this national initiative.

Teams

Captivating Librarians

Brooke Cox, Toledo Lucas County Public Library
Shawn Farrell, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
Shelly Guerrero, Toledo Lucas County Public Library
Jeff Laser, Bexley Public Library
Phil Willke, State Library of Ohio

Team Vittles

Gregg Gassman, State Library of Ohio
Shane Hoffman, Plain City Public Library
Gina Maida, University of Mount Union Library
Kate McCartney, Marysville Public Library
Sarah Schaff, Denison University Libraries

Educate & Connect Zanesville

Lori Lee, Zanesville City Schools
Jennifer Myers, John McIntire Elementary School
Cory Roush, Muskingum County Library System
Blair Tom, Muskingum County Library System

Team United

Dana Bjorklund, Cleveland Institute of Art
Ashley Gahm, Marysville Public Library
Erin Kelsey, Westerville Public Library
Cindy Lindsay, Bexley Public Library

Mentors

Chad Boeninger, Ohio University Libraries
Karl Colón, Greene County Public Library
Karen Miller, Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates
Christine Morris, OhioNET

Ohio Steering Committee

Cindy Boyden, State Library of Ohio
Beverly Cain, State Librarian of Ohio
Jen Johnson, State Library of Ohio
Missy Lodge, State Library of Ohio
Miriam Matteson, KSU-SLIS
Shelly Miller, OhioNET
Rachel Rubin, Bexley Public Library
Evan T. Struble, State Library of Ohio

 


ILEAD USA – Ohio 2017 was supported in-part by the State Library of Ohio with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Additional support was provided by the Kent State University School of Library and Information Science.

Photo credit: Participants from 2017 ILEAD USA – Ohio  photo provided  courtesy of Catherine Murray Photo.

External links on this website do not constitute an endorsement by the State Library of Ohio.

Information from 2015

Ohio ILEAD USA - Class of 2015
Photo courtesy of Photo Kitchen

Announcing the ILEAD USA – Ohio 2015 Participants

February 10, 2015

The State Library of Ohio is pleased to announce the 13 future library leaders selected to participate in ILEAD USA – Ohio 2015. Teams, mentors, and instructors from Ohio and national keynote speakers have been organized for the year-long program. ILEAD USA is a multi-state program designed to help library staff understand and respond to user needs through the application of participatory technology tools.  Ohio participants will join others from Wisconsin, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Delaware, North Dakota, New York, Maine, Illinois, and Utah in this national initiative.

Sessions kick off in March and reconvene in June and October at Mohican State Park & Lodge in Perrysville, Ohio. Sessions will be held simultaneously in each of the 10 states, with plenary sessions on streaming video. In-person sessions, virtual meetings and activities will allow participants to hone their skills, experiment with participatory technology tools and continue communications with their ILEAD USA cohorts.

“I am looking forward to meeting and working with the ILEAD USA – Ohio 2015 participants as they come together over a 9-month period to learn about technology, project management, leadership, needs assessment and project implementation strategies,” expressed State Librarian Beverly Cain.  “Ohio’s experience with the program in 2013 was extremely positive and I believe everyone who was involved including participants, instructors, speakers, and mentors, came away with new knowledge, skills, and perhaps an added zeal for their work in libraries.”

Team participants will remain with their group throughout the program and are assigned a mentor. The role of the mentor is to keep participants motivated; offer expertise; and provide guidance and advice. Each team will work on a single group project that will address at least one identified need within their communities of users.

The ILEAD USA – Ohio 2015 program is made possible by a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant to the State Library of Illinois from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).  Additional support is provided by the State Library of Ohio and the Kent State University School of Library and Information Science.

Program Manager
Evan T. Struble, State Library of Ohio

Teams

Team Hub
Kristin Anderson, Columbus Metropolitan Library
Emily Glenn, Association of College & University Housing Officers
Beth Hatch, CLEVNET/Cleveland Public Library
Astrid Olfenbuttel Huber, Worthington Libraries
Tamara Murray, Westerville Public Library

Preserve Digital Ohio
Elizabeth Allen, Bexley Public Library
Jillian Carney, Ohio History Connection
Shannon Kupfer, State Library of Ohio
Nathan Tallman, University of Cincinnati Libraries

Librarians for Equal Opportunity Marketing
Cindy Boyden, State Library of Ohio
Terra Rogerson, Wagnalls Memorial Library
Mandy Simon, Bexley Public Library
Gabriel Venditti, Lorain County Community College—Bass Library

Mentors
Chad Boeninger, Ohio University Libraries
Karen Miller, Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates
Christine Morris, OHIONET

Ohio Steering Committee
Matthew Dyer, State Library of Ohio (Head of Instruction)
Beverly Cain, State Librarian of Ohio
Mandy Knapp, State Library of Ohio
Missy Lodge, State Library of Ohio
Shelly Miller, OHIONET
George Needham
Rachel Rubin, Bexley Public Library
Evan Struble, State Library of Ohio
Ann Watson, State Library of Ohio

Keynote Speakers
Sina Bahram, Prime Access Consulting
David Bendekovic, B.A. David Company
John Emerson, backspace.com
David Lankes, Syracuse University School of Information Studies
Eli Neiburger, Ann Arbor District Library
and many more to be announced…

For additional information, please contact Program Manager, Evan T. Struble, State Library of Ohio at estruble@library.ohio.gov or 614-752-9178.

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