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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.

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2017

The following information about ILEAD USA – Ohio was distributed in 2017

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 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 will present their project with the goal of either sustaining these projects as ongoing library programs or directly applying the knowledge gained to future collaborative projects.

Up to 5 teams of 4 to 5 individuals make up the participants for the ILEAD USA – Ohio 2017 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 is 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  all team members and a project idea must be  submitted with one application.

Each ILEAD USA – Ohio participant are expected to:

  • Form strong ties with at least one community user representative who will provide feedback
  • Participate actively in all in-person sessions and in-person virtual meetings in concert with the program
  • Select a team product and usher it through planning, development and implementation
  • Participate actively in ILEAD USA evaluations
  • Participate in online training opportunities that will assist them in the completion of their ILEAD USA – Ohio team project
  • Communicate with the mentors, facilitators, instructors, each other, the Project Director and members of the Steering Committee
  • Present a marketing plan for the team project during the final in-person session

Dates

ILEAD USA – Ohio participants will participate in three (3) mandatory three-day, in-person sessions over the course of nine months:

  • March 21-23, 2017
  • June 13-15, 2017
  • October 24-26, 2017

Location

The location for in-person sessions is Mohican State Park & Lodge in Perrysville, Ohio, a beautiful and remote environment extremely conducive to collaboration, creativity and teamwork. During these in-person sessions, team members acquire the skills and training that will be needed to develop, implement, manage and evaluate the community-based project they have identified. They are assisted by instructors and mentors who provide instruction and guidance during the course of the sessions.  Dress is casual; learning and making connections in a safe and supportive environment is the focus.

Cost

The only costs associated with ILEAD USA – Ohio are the costs of 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 with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, with additional support from the Kent State University School of Library and Information Science.

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ILEAD USA – Ohio 2017 Team Application


Read the  ILEAD USA – Ohio 2017 Participants Announcements

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

Contact

Evan T. Struble, Project Administrator, at estruble@library.ohio.gov or 614-752-9178.


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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