RRLC and the Western New York Library Resources Council (WNYLRC) partnered to co-sponsor the Leadership Institute 2009. Following up on RRLC's highly successful leadership institutes in 2001 and 2004, and WNYLRC's equally ambitious training in 2006/2007, the two councils joined together to develop the next generation of library leaders in the western part of the state. From March through November 2009, participants learned about the five essential behaviors of leaders, based on the work of James Kouzes and Barry Posner. Meet our 2009 class of leadership fellows at http://www.rrlc.org/tabid/747/default.aspx
The instructor was Maureen Sullivan, an organization development consultant whose practice focuses on the delivery of consulting and training services to libraries and other information organizations. She has more than twenty five years of experience as a consultant on leadership development, introducing and managing organizational change, and a variety of other library-related topics. Her experience includes twelve years as the human resources administrator in the libraries at the University of Maryland (1977-1980) and at Yale University (1983-1991).
Ms. Sullivan is a past president (1998-1999) of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). She helped establish the ACRL/Harvard Leadership Institute in partnership with the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and is now a member of the faculty for this annual program. She was president of the Library Administration and Management Association for the 1988-89 term. In 1999, she received the Elizabeth Futas Catalyst for Change Award from the American Library Association. She is a frequent presenter at state, regional and national conferences and workshops.
WNYLRC/RRLC Leadership Institute 2009 materials including the Institute Brochure, Application Form, and Schedule of Classes can be found on the RRLC website under Learning/Leadership or
directly at: http://www.rrlc.org/ProductsServices/Leadership/tabid/390/Default.aspx.