For Applicants


  • The first criterion is for the individual to be in his or her very first year as a college library director in the USA. Participants may have served as library directors at other types of institutions, but the key qualification is they have not previously served as college library directors.
  • The program is designed for library directors at small colleges, which usually means institutions with an FTE of fewer than 3,500 undergraduate students.
  • Participants must have a master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited library school.

Ready to apply? The deadline for applications for the 2017-2018 cohort was July 15, 2017. The cohort has been selected. It’s not too early to think about applying for the coming year. Here is our application form.