2012 Emerging Leaders Application Available

ALA is now accepting applications for the 2012 class of Emerging Leaders.  Applications can be found at http://www.ala.org/cfapps/emergingleaders/index.cfm. The deadline to apply is August 1.  Once an application has been submitted , people listed as references in the application will receive automated notices with appropriate links to complete statements of reference.  All reference letters, letters of support, etc. should be submitted online by the same deadline.

Once again, LLAMA will sponsor two emerging leaders with travel awards of $1000 each.  Applicants can indicate on the application which groups they want to consider them for sponsorship.  A list of sponsoring units is included as part of the online application.  Applicants can also check with their state association and/or state chapter to find out if they are participating and how to apply for their sponsorship.

The program is designed to enable a group of library workers to get on the fast track to ALA and professional leadership.  Participants are given the opportunity to work on a variety of projects, network with peers and get an inside look into the ALA structure and activities.

The selection committee seeks diversity based on geography, gender, ethnicity and type of library. Particular attention is given to candidates’ personal statements as well as those of their references. No more than one person from any institution can be selected for participation in the program.  Preference will be given to those who do not have experience working on ALA committees, task forces, etc.and to those who meet the following criteria:

1. Be under 35 years of age or be a library worker of any age with fewer than five years experience working in a library, and
2. Be able to attend both ALA conferences and work virtually in between each,
3. Be prepared to commit to serve on either an ALA, division, chapter or round table committee, taskforce or workgroup, or in your state or local professional library organization upon completion of program and
4. Be an ALA member or join upon selection if not already a member.

For questions or more information regarding the program, contact Beatrice Calvin at bcalvin@ala.org.

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