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ILEAD USA UTAHMatt McLainILEAD Utah Project CoordinatorUtah State Librarymmclain@utah.govUTAH STATE LIBRARY
ILEAD Utahaddresses the need to expand the leadership abilities of librarians and increase ability to use participatory technology to effectively engage their community.Supporting OrganizationsProject PartnersIllinois State LibraryColorado State LibraryIowa State LibraryOhio State LibraryProject SupportersUtah Library AssociationUtah Academic Library ConsortiumUtah Educational Library Media Association
Project TeamsRegional or statewide in nature.Teams should be informed of needs of their user community.Willingness to try essential; technological competence helpful.MLS not required.
MentorsOne mentor per project team.Keep participants motivated and teams harmonious.Provide guidance and advice.NEWWill participate in team selection with steering committee
Instructor CorpsInstructors responsible for developing cohesive, complete curriculum, focusing on:Strategic leadershipCommunity needs assessment skillsMeaningful applications of technological solutionsOpportunity to experience new and unfamiliar technologies R. David Lankes, Syracuse University, Project Instructor Corps Chair Donna Ziegenfuss, Marriott Library, Utah Instructor Corps Lead
Project TimelineDecember 14Applications dueJanuary 25, 2013Teams notifiedSession 1March 26-28Keynote; Introduce program; highlight future of libraries and strengthening community involvement.IntersessionFinalize project goals; connect with community representatives; investigate technological tools to accomplish project.Session 2June 18-20Presentation of product proposals through table talks; connect with unfamiliar technologies; teamwork on projectsIntersession: Completing design and implementing a mock-upSession 3October 22-24 Product presentation and sustainability
Confirmed Keynote SpeakersDavid LankesLibrary Futurist Syracuse University
Emily DowdallSenior AssociatePew Research Center
John Emerson backspace.com
Sari FeldmanDirectorCuyahoga County Public Libraries, Ohio
Susan HildrethDirectorInstitute of Museum and Library Services
Jamie LaRueDirectorDouglas County Libraries, ColoradoGeorge NeedhamVice PresidentOCLCEli NeiburgerAssociate DirectorAnn Arbor District Library, Michigan
ApplicationsApplication forms for teams and mentors available online via Webjunction Illinois at http://bit.ly/ileadusautahEach team must submit a team application. The team leader submits individual application with team application.Four additional team members apply using an individual application.Applicants should include a letter of support from the library where they work indicating support for the time and work necessary for ILEAD USAApplication ChecklistSign up for WebJunction Illinois at http://www.webjunction.org/create-account.htmlSign up for the Illinois State Library Weekly E-News at http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/library/about/enews_archive.html
Prior to the First SessionTeams will meet together as a groupSelect a project focus. Identify at least one need in community of users and develop a resource to meet that need. (For example: meet community needs during economic crisis by providing streamlined job resources)Brainstorm individuals within that community of users who could provide feedback about the resource that will be developedOnline WorkshopsProvided across the statesGives each team the opportunity to learn about specific resourcesOffers an overview of new trends
Equipment/Resource Stipends$1,000 per Project Team.After first session, teams will apply to use budget towards equipment that will help fulfill the needmust be project-related.Project team members will decide which library owns the equipment.
Questions?Matt McLainILEAD Utah Project CoordinatorUtah State Librarymmclain@utah.gov(801) 715-674214