ILLINOIS STATE LIBRARY
Continuing Education for Librarians
ILEAD USA: Innovative Librarians Explore, Apply and Discover
ILEAD USA: Innovative Librarians Explore, Apply and Discover is an 18-month continuing education immersion initiative that will directly address the need to expand librarians' leadership abilities to use participatory technology to effectively engage their libraries' constituents in the states of Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Ohio and Utah. ILEAD USA is built on the Illinois model funded by Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) that incorporates training in leadership development; needs assessment; technology; project management; and project implementation strategies.
On the Front Lines Statewide Library Practitioners Conference
The purpose of this three day conference is to equip and enlighten frontline staff persons with training, exposure, the latest technology tools, and techniques that will enable them to effectively and efficiently meet the needs of their community. Keynote and concurrent sessions will address topics to help frontline staff serve and engage their communities within the framework of our multitype library system.
Small Public Library Management Institute
The Small Public Library Management Institute (SPLMI) is held annually, as a weeklong Institute, whose mission is twofold: 1) to provide public library administrators with a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities; and 2) to provide public library administrators with the skills they need to better serve their constituents. Topics range from legal and budgeting issues to policy development, innovative programs, building safety, leadership, customer service, and personnel. Opportunities for networking, teambuilding, and informal discussions provide the platform for intensive work and professional growth.