ILEAD USA Ohio

Ohio ILEAD USA - Class of 2015
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Read the  ILEAD USA – Ohio 2017 Participants Announcements

Applications are no longer being accepted for ILEAD USA – Ohio 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.

Apply

Applications are no longer being accepted for ILEAD USA – Ohio 2017

Please check back in 2018.

ILEAD USA – Ohio 2017 Team Application

Contact

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


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

Photo credit: Participants from 2015 ILEAD USA – Ohio  photo provided courtesy of Photo Kitchen

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