In August of 2000 and again in August of 2001, the Stanford University Library and the California State Library sponsored a week-long residential Institute on the Stanford campus. The Institute explored issues related to 21st century librarianship through a variety of large and small-group sessions, group projects and networking. Participants were selected by a competitive application process and came from all over the world, although by design 2/3 of the participants were from California.
In April of 2002, Dr. Kevin Starr, California State Librarian, and Dr. Michael Keller, Stanford University Librarian, issued a "Joint Statement on the Stanford-California State Library Institute on 21st Century Librarianship." In that statement, they announced that the Institute would be the subject of a detailed study to analyze its impacts and assess its relationship to other leadership training opportunities and other library continuing education needs and programs.
The text of the final report, and other relevant documents, are available by clicking on the links below.
The study process was guided by an Advisory Council.