The American Library Association is looking for its 2013 class of Emerging Leaders. Seventy-seven librarians were chosen last year, and now the ALA needs a new group for the seventh year of its leadership development program. Participants in this program may have an opportunity to work with an ALA “division, chapter, or roundtable committee, taskforce, or workgroup, as well as other library-related groups upon completion of program.”
You have to meet the ALA’s selection criteria to even be considered for the program. You must be under age 35, or be new to the library profession with less than five years of professional experience. You must be able to attend both ALA conferences and work virtually in the time between them both, and be prepared to serve the ALA in a division, committee, workgroup, etc. You must also be an ALA member. No more than one person from an institution can be chosen in the same year.
After leaders are selected, the ALA Emerging Leaders program kicks off at the Midwinter Meeting. Afterwards, participants will work virtually on the aforementioned ALA groups, and on a poster session for the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.
Interested in applying? Hurry, because the deadline is Aug. 1! Click here for more information.