Scholarship Report: Library Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians

By Darryl Swarm, Feather River College

Sarah Lehmann (American River College) and Darryl Swarm were fortunate to be awarded the Council of Chief Librarians Leadership Scholarship to attend the Harvard Graduate School of Education Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians (HGSE-LIAL). This program attracted library leaders from across the country and abroad, providing valuable peer context for sharing and learning. A series of plenary sessions and small group meetings took place over six consecutive days, with content on organizational strategy, change, planning, and transformational learning. It was tremendously valuable to learn alongside leaders from a wide variety of high-profile organizations and to share experiences that were helpful to the other library leaders in the program.

To gain more perspective on this program, the experiences of former CCL Leadership Scholarship attendees, and to apply for the CCL Library Leadership Scholarship to support similar leadership training opportunities, please take a look at the following resources: