I’m excited to be attending the R-Squared conference in Telluride! I have been trying to write about my expectations for this conference but while I am excited, I also don’t have any expectations so I’m going to write about what I’m excited about.
The 32 fellows for the 2010 Eureka! Leadership Institute have been selected! Congratulations to them all! the Institute will take place Sep 28 - Oct 4, 2010 at the Dolce Hayes Mansion in San Jose, CA. This year's fellows are:
One of the 2009 Eureka! Leadership Institute fellows, Thomas Vose from Riverside County Library System, put an idea from the Institute into action. I'll let one of his mentors from the Institute, Kathy Gould, tell the story:
In this podcast George and Joan talk about the concept of place - not just library as place, but the very basic idea of locality and how we develop a sense of community - and of course, how it ties into libraries. This conversation was prompted by their experience at the Eureka!
Acting State Librarian of the California State Library Stacey Aldrich will be helping current and prospective library leaders use current tools to explore the future in her Infopeople workshop, “Building Leadership Skills: Planning for the Future,” scheduled in libraries throughout California in June 2009.
We don’t have to look very far to see that leadership is an issue which is much discussed and often promoted within libraries and the communities they serve—possibly because so many of us sense a leadership void in so many of the organizations and political entities we encounter.