2008 Women’s Leadership Institute accepting applications

ACRL is partnering with six higher education associations to offer the 2008 Women’s Leadership Institute, to be held from December 7-10, 2008 in Amelia Island, Fla. Application materials are now available and are due by September 25, 2008.

Be a part of this special institute for women seeking to become leaders in higher education administration. The unique program brings together mid-level administrators from across campus functions to share experiences, develop a better understanding of the campus as a workplace and culture, and create new networks and networking skills. Through presentations, small group exercises and discussion, participants will gain a practical understanding of what it takes to be a leader on a college or university campus–both the challenges and the rewards. The program explores the unique roles, skills and relationships needed for success as the landscape of higher education changes over the next decade.

The Women’s Leadership Institute is designed for directors of libraries and those who report directly to them in positions such as associate university librarian or assistant library dean. The program will also be useful to other campus administrators involved in senior-level decision making affecting the entire library operation and involving other important relationships on campus.

Space in the institute is limited to ensure adequate participation from each partnering association. ACRL members must apply through the ACRL Web site by September 25, 2008.

Registration fees are $775 (ACRL member) and $885 (non member), and include general and concurrent sessions, program materials, two dinners, two lunches, brunch and two continental breakfasts. Institute participants will stay at the Ritz Carlton Amelia Island, where a discounted rate of $159 per night has been secured for the program.

Complete program details and a link to the online application form are available at http://www.acrl.org/ala/acrl/acrlevents/womensleadership.cfm.

Direct questions to Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org or call (312)280-2522.