ILLINOIS STATE LIBRARY
Statewide Public Library Management Institute
The Statewide Public Library Management Institute (SPLMI), held annually as a weeklong Institute, has the following mission: 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.
Directors of all sizes of libraries that are either new to their position or new to the Illinois library community.
Topics will range from legal and budgeting issues to policy development; programs; building safety; leadership; customer service; and personnel. Opportunities for networking, teambuilding, and informal discussions provide the platform for intensive work and professional growth.
SPLMI is held at the University of Illinois Springfield Public Affairs Center.
Upon acceptance to the Institute, chosen participants will be invoiced a fee of $50.00, which includes housing, meals, speakers and program materials. Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses to and from the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS).
Participants are housed in individual rooms on the UIS campus during the week, and classes will take place on campus. Participants are required to stay at UIS the entire week and attend all classes.
For more information, contact the Library Development Group, Illinois State Library, 217-782-1891 or 1-800-665-5576. SPLMI is hosted by the University of Illinois Springfield.