Monday, January 9, 2006

2006 ACRL/Harvard Leadership Institute

Scholarships are available for the 2006 ACRL/Harvard Leadership Institute.

ACRL is pleased to announce the availability of two scholarships to support participation at the 2006 ACRL/Harvard Leadership Institute, which will be held in Cambridge, Massachusetts, August 6-11, 2006. In support of ACRL's commitment to librarians serving diverse communities, these two scholarships are for individuals currently working in Historically Black Colleges and Universities or those employed at Tribal Colleges or Universities.

The Institute is an intensive program held on the campus of Harvard University. The goal of the ACRL/Harvard Leadership Institute is to increase your capacity to lead and to manage, and for six highly-engaging days, you study, talk, and attend classes. Participants work with program faculty and with other participants-testing new ideas and developing new strategies for taking institutions into the future. The ACRL/Harvard 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 for others who
are regularly involved in senior-level decision making affecting the entire library operation and involving other important relationships on campus. Complete details about the program are online at (Click "Harvard Institute").

The purpose of the scholarships is to support the participation of academic and research librarians from the Historically Black Colleges and Universities or those employed at Tribal Colleges and Universities. The scholarship covers the cost of tuition to the Institute ($1,795 value). Expenses for travel and lodging will be the responsibility of the participant.

Scholarship applicants must:
* be current ACRL members,
* be employed at an Historically Black College or University or at Tribal College or University;
* complete the online scholarship application form;
* submit a brief, written statement that describes how participation in the Institute will contribute to his or her leadership development, or define three ways in which the Institute will help improve her or his leadership effectiveness, and;
* demonstrate that they have support from their institution to attend the Institute by submitting a brief statement of support from an appropriate supervisor/manager/director at the institution.

Complete the application form available at:

The deadline to apply is February 15, 2006. Notifications will be
issued in March 2006.

Please contact Margot Conahan at, 312-280-2522, if you
have any questions or need additional details.