Apply now for the Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute

Applications are still being accepted for the fourth year of the State Library & Archives of Florida’s Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute. 

The Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute is a year-long comprehensive series of learning sessions that focuses on developing an understanding of leadership within a conceptual framework and practical applications.  Participants will attend 10 days of training throughout the year covering 

  • mentoring and leadership styles
  • exemplary leadership
  • leadership and diversity
  • present state of leadership
  • community advocacy
  • the future of leadership

The Institute includes sessions relating to various concepts and skills, using supplemental books, articles, and materials based on participants’ needs and interests.  The leadership sessions are a combination of lectures and informal, interactive discussions.  A variety of small group and large group activities with inventories, surveys, and assessment tools are used to stimulate personal development.  Participants take part in a formal mentoring process that matches participants and mentors based on career development interests and geographical location.This year-long Leadership Institute is open to library staff who exhibit leadership potential, including the ability to share with others enthusiasm, optimism, and vision for the library services of tomorrow.  The Institute is open to individuals from all types of libraries (public, academic, school, and special).  It is designed for professional librarians, as well as those in management positions without an MLS.  Candidates should have a minimum of two years professional library experience and a demonstrated successful professional work experience. Applicants can apply to attend the Institute in either the Tampa or Daytona area.

Deadline for applications – June 13, 2007 postmark
Selection and notification – August 2007
Complete information about the Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute and application forms are available at Contact Stephanie Race at NEFLIN ( or 904.278.5620) for more information.

Apply now for the Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute

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