Third Session of ILEAD U's Second Cohort:
The third session was brilliant with great breakout sessions, luminous presentations and an "epic" conclusion by David Lankes. To analyze all of the videos please click on the following links:
Aaron Schmidt: Librarians as Designers: www.youtube.com/watch
Tom Dorst: Assessing ILEAD U Project: www.youtube.com/user/ileadusa#p/u/2/1ByS1Dm103A
David Lankes: Grant Writing is not Begging: www.youtube.com/user/ileadusa#p/u/10/SHtKAfkPez8
Karen McBride: Epic Fail to Epic Success: or, can this Project be saved?:www.youtube.com/watch
Aaron Schmidt: Keynote Follow Up: www.youtube.com/user/ileadusa#p/u/11/A8QEhT3vGC0
Katrina Burns: Google Analytics:www.youtube.com/watch
Sarah Sagmoen and Tara Caldara: Keeping Up With Technology: www.youtube.com/user/ileadusa#p/u/3/ROgSE-l_HKA
David Lankes: Close: www.youtube.com/user/ileadusa#p/u/13/8Zo_SM0yZtY
ILEAD U: Illinois Libraries Explore, Apply and Discover
October 23-27, 2011 Agenda
The agenda for the October 2011 session has been finalized and sent out. See this announcement for the itinerary. See everyone in Springfield!
June 2011 Breakout Session
City Council Meeting Role Play by Instructor Tom Dorst
2011 ILEAD U Participants Announced
Illinois Libraries Explore, Apply and Discover
The State Library will develop ILEAD U (Illinois Libraries Explore, Apply and Discover). The institute, which will be similar to the popular Synergy Illinois Library Leadership Institute, will consist of team- and project-based learning combining intermittent face-to-face meetings and online sessions over nine months beginning in October 2009. Participants will explore new forms of participatory Web 2.0 technology, hone their skills, and use the newly acquired skills to address the needs of their users.
"The Illinois State Library is proud of its strong commitment to continuing education, and providing librarians with the tools and resources necessary to address the ever changing needs of their patrons," White said. "Nowhere is the need for continuing education more important than in the area of technology. Librarians need to constantly enhance their skills to keep up to date with the latest technology, and ILEAD U represents an exciting, innovative new program to build technology and leadership skills among Illinois librarians. We are thrilled to receive this grant and are ready to embark on ILEAD U this fall."
The grant was awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and is named after former First Lady Laura Bush, who holds a Masters degree in Library and Information Science and was employed as a librarian. White congratulated the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign for receiving a Laura Bush grant to offer scholarships aimed at developing more youth services librarians.