Call for Application: Minnesota Institute for Early Career Librarians from Traditionally Underrepresented Groups

The University of Minnesota Libraries will offer its 10th week-long Institute for 24 early career college and university librarians who are from traditionally underrepresented groups and are in the first three years of their professional careers.

The Institute focuses on the development of library leaders from diverse backgrounds. Participants will develop specific leadership abilities proven to be necessary for organizational success.

The necessary starting point in any leadership development journey is personal awareness. The Institute intensely focuses on enhancing personal awareness–creating unique opportunities for participants to reflect on personal communication style and preferences, explore strengths and areas for continued development, and connect unique cultural insights and experiences to one’s professional journey.

Because early career librarians are often asked to give shape, definition, and leadership to whole new areas of work (e-science, publishing, institutional repositories, e-learning, and personal information management to name a few), the Institute enhances the personal leadership content with several days of rich engagement in program leadership. Topics crucial for successful program leadership will be covered including needs assessment, program and resource planning.

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Deadline for applying is February 29, 2016